Cantors sing ‘Star Spangled Banner’ in honor of NY Health Workers

On Twitter, a few seconds of the performance can be heard and members of the audience can be seen standing, with a hand over their heart, in honor of the US national anthem.

A nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Times Square is seen near midday in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 7, 2020 (photo credit: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR)
A nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Times Square is seen near midday in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 7, 2020
(photo credit: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR)
Chabad cantors Yaakov Lemmer and Aron Gerstel chose to laud the health workers in the city of New York last Tuesday by standing on their car and singing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at the entrance to NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services, the Algeminer reported on Thursday.   
On Twitter, a few seconds of the performance can be heard and members of the audience can be seen standing, with a hand over their heart, in honor of the US national anthem.  
 
NYC had been heavily hit by the coronavirus, with the New York Post reporting that 1.9 million city residents are now unemployed. On Friday, NPR reported that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the stay-at-home order until May 28, however a few parts of the state are due to reopen.