Wal-mart Apoligizes for Booting Out Elementary School Singers Honoring 9/11
Wal-Mart has formally apologized to all 75 elementary school singers who were expelled from the store for singing “God Bless America” in honor of the fallen from 9/11.
The Coconut Palm Elementary School located in Miramar had made arrangements with the store manager.
However, by the time 9/11 arrived the manager had been terminated and the new manager believed the singing would be “a liability”. So the students and their parents were told to leave the store. When the students took up their singing outside the store, the police were called to make the choir leave the premises.
The Wal-Mart manager made all this fuss despite the fact that the school made it clear the event had been arranged and the children arrived dressed in red, white, and blue.
“We regret this happened and apologize to the students, parents and the school for this experience,” said a Walmart spokesperson. “Unfortunately, this was a situation of miscommunication, and it should have been handled differently.
As part of Wal-Mart’s apology, the school choir was invited to return the following day and perform.