Dr. Pamela Gaudry was on a flight that was carrying the remains of an Army Staff Sgt. from Philadelphia to Atlanta.
In regular fashion, the captain asked that everyone remained seated while the fallen soldier got off the plane first and honor guard took him out.
While everyone was seated Gaudry, a widow of a Navy captain, went around and asked other passengers if they would join her in singing the National Anthem in honor of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright. Unfortunately the chief flight attendant told Gaudry it was against company policy and she was not allowed to sing.
Now we are in a time where our National Anthem has become a somewhat politicized occurrence, but Gaudry says she is "humiliated" by her "lack of courage" for not just singing anyways.
Some still applauded Gaudry and others pointed out that often military protocol requires silence for such ceremonial occurrences.
Wright's brother released a statement saying, "People pay tribute in many ways and we are honored that this was her attempt to do so."
Delta has since apologized to Gaudry and explained their policy and all seems to be well again!