September 14, 2015

A video uploaded to Facebook on Friday shows a group of Texas cheerleaders performing a routine honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The routine, performed by the Lumberton High School cheer squad, is set to an audio mix of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The U.S.A.” combined with sound from news reports from the tragic day and remarks from then-President George W. Bush.

A 9/11 commemoration performance is an annual tradition for the cheer team, according to BuzzFeed.

“We do this because we believe it is very important to honor and remember the first responders, those who gave their lives, and those who still mourn the hole left by lost loved ones,” Lauren Sheffield, the team’s coach, told Buzzfeed.

The video was posted by Crystalynn Petoskey, a Lumberton High School student, with the caption “Cheerleaders 9/11 routine. So good, it’ll make you cry.”

It has been shared over 23 million times and has been met with mixed reactions.

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