Military Flyover Honors Medical Workers

NEW YORK (AP) -
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The Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds perform “a collaborative salute” to honor those battling the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring health care and front-line workers helping curb the ccoronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, as seen from Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Jets from the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds flew over New York City on Tuesday in a tribute to the medical personnel, first responders and other essential workers involved in fighting the pandemic.

The planes from the two demonstration squadrons flew in formation over New York and Newark beginning at noon. The formation was then set to fly over Trenton, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

“We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to salute those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, we are in awe of your strength and resilience,” said Navy Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, Navy Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader. “Thank you to all of those in essential industries keeping our nation moving forward. We will get through this. We are all in this together.”