School chorus ordered to stop singing anthem at 9/11 Memorial

A security guard ordered a visiting middle school choir to stop in the middle of singing the National Anthem at the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.  The reason was apparently that the group did not have a permit.

Connie Shepherd Scanlon posted video of the incident on her Facebook page saying, "So sad this is happening everywhere."

She later added a comment:  "Apparently you need a permit, their Choral director would have NEVER let them sing if she had known. She asked permission from a security guard and he said yes. Their guide told them another school sang a couple of weeks before without a permit. This a great group of kids representing their school and the future of our country. It's amazing of the response from everyone. I personally think it could have been handled differently. Thank you Waynesville Middle School Chorus and Martha Brown for displaying such grace and respect for the rules."

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