Blue Angels to fly over Michigan honoring health care workers on Wednesday

Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 20:46:57-04

(WXYZ) — UPDATE: The Blue Angels have postponed the Michigan flyover due to weather. More information here.

The US Navy Blue Angels will be doing flyovers in Michigan on Wednesday to honor health care workers and first responders during the coronavirus crisis.

The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds are doing multi-city flyoveres as part of the America Strong project during the pandemic.

It's a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel.

“We’re excited to fly over cities across America as our way of saying thanks to the healthcare workers, first responders, and all the people who selflessly run into the breach working to keep America strong,” said Gen. Dave Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, and Adm. Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations. “This is also our way of showing that we are all in this together and that America’s spirit will prevail.”

The flight route is not yet announced, but is expected to be announced on Tuesday.

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