Have we become REGULATION NATION? This seems like a case of regulation overkill as you’ll see in the video of a group of Middle School kids singing like angels until they get the hook. Who stops the singing of our National Anthem? The answer seems to be a overzealous security guard who should just let the kids sing! Apparently, you need a permit to sing at the 9/11 Memorial. We should encourage patriotism over regulations. These kids will never forget this unfortunate event. Oy vey!
“That’s just not right, not a good way to promote patriotism.”
WLOS — WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — A local community is outraged after a local children’s chorus is order to stop singing the National Anthem.
The Waynesville Middle School chorus is visiting New York City as part of an educational trip. The group was singing outside of the 9/11 Memorial when they were asked to stop midway through the performance.
According to the 9/11 Memorial’s website, groups wanting to perform first must get a permit. The Waynesville students didn’t have a permit, but did get a verbal okay from a security guard.
“Basically they performed approximately half of the National Anthem, and they were told by security to cease and desist. And they, of course, complied immediately,” said Waynesville Middle School principal Trevor Putnam.
He added that security “explained to them that they treat that (area) as a burial site.”
Someone on the trip posted the video of the performance on Facebook and others immediately started commenting and sharing. Many say the students shouldn’t have been interrupted.
“I think it’s terrible, being a veteran of such,” said Bill Bright. Marian Anderson agreed, saying, ” That’s just not right, not a good way to promote patriotism.”
Putnam calls in an unfortunate situation. “I hate that our kids didn’t get to finish,” he said.