Texas cheerleaders’ routine to audio from 9/11 met with mixed emotions

To mark the anniversary of 9/11 last week, a high school cheerleading squad from Lumberton High School outside of Beaumont performed a routine that used audio from news clips from the fateful day in 2001.

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Screenshot of video uploaded by Crystalynn Petoskey

The video, which since its upload on Friday has been viewed more than 23 million times and shared more than 775,000 times on Facebook, also features the audio of remarks made by then-President George W. Bush and the song “God Bless the U.S.A.,” originally sung by Lee Greenwood:

“And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free

And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me

And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land

God bless the U.S.A.”

The now-viral video has been met with mixed reactions. Some think the performance a fitting tribute, while others find the use of the newscasts set to a tumbling routine in poor taste.

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