Cheerleading routine set to the soundtrack of 9/11 news reports

An American high school cheer squad used 9/11 news reports as the soundtrack to their anniversary dance

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The Independent US

Video has emerged of an American cheerleading team performing a routine to news reports from when the Twin Towers fell.

Lumberton High school in Texas uploaded the video last week, on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Attempting to be patriotic, the performance includes a dance to the song “God Bless the U.S.A.” as well as including audio of how America reacted to the terrorist attacks 14 years ago.

The dance ends with the squad holding aloft an American flag and spelling out the letters “U.S.A”.

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Soundbites include then-President George W. Bush addressing the nation, asserting “We will do whatever is necessary to protect America and Americans.”

The squad’s coach, Lauren Sheffield, is reported as saying that “We do this because we believe it is very important to honour and remember the first responders, those who gave their lives, and those who still mourn the hole left by lost loved ones.”

One of the cheerleaders wrote on Twitter that the performance was an “appreciation and acknowledgement” of those who died in the attacks.

Public reaction to the routine has been mixed, some claiming it as a suitable tribute, others a distasteful one.

 

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