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."