A Georgia doctor who was distraught after being told by a Delta flight attendant that she could not sing the National Anthem as the remains of a fallen soldier were being deplaned says she has accepted the airline's apology. 

In a lengthy statement released on Doctor Pamela Dee Gaudry's Facebook page, she accepts Delta's apology with the understanding that the situation should have been handled differently.

In a statement released by Delta on Oct. 17, the airline clarifies "Delta has no policy regarding the singing of the anthem. However, airline and regulatory policies restrict customer movement within the aircraft in the interest of safety. The safety of customers and employees is Delta's top priority."

The fallen soldier has been identified as SSG Dustin Wright, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg.

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A woman says a flight attendant on a Delta plane told her not to sing the national anthem to honor a fallen soldier.

According to CNN, Dr. Pamela Gaudry was flying back to Georgia when she learned that the fallen Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright was on her flight.

Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright was a Fort Bragg soldier killed in an attack in Niger earlier this month.

She and others were in agreement to sing the national anthem as they waited for the soldiers to unload his body.

But, a flight attendant told her it was against company policy and she had to be quiet.

"She did not tell the rest of the plane that singing the national anthem for this soldier was against company policy,” Dr. Gaudry said. “She told me that several of the people on the plane were from other countries and that they were uncomfortable with us singing the national anthem."

Dr. Gaudry says Delta recently contacted her to apologize for the incident.

She says the airline told her that there is no policy about singing the anthem, and that the flight attendant in question made some bad decisions.

She added that the airline plans to do some training over what happened but did not elaborate.