Students perform after 9/11 tribute canceled
DAVIE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Students from a South Florida school choir paid a belated tribute to the victims of Sept. 11 after they were kicked out of a department store several weeks ago.
Students from the Coconut Palm Elementary choir completed a public service goal and sang "God Bless America" louder then ever. "It was special because we got to sing about the world, and the people who died on 9/11. This makes me feel a lot better," said a student.
The choir was forced out of a Pembroke Pines Walmart this past Sept. 11 after the principal said a store manager told them they could sing the song as a tribute. When the students started to sing Walmart called police and forced the students to leave.
Bob Roth invited the 75 students to sing at his New River Groves in Davie in tribute of the fallen heroes of 9/11. "I thought it would be so beautiful and so moving. We had to hold the tears back," said Roth.
The day was even more special as Al Roth, who turned 102, and was able to join the choir to sing the iconic song. "It's part of my nature," Al said.
"Everyone was here, and I felt so touched," said a student.
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