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Blue Angels to fly over Jacksonville, Miami on May 8 in honor of first responders

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Posted at 9:55 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 11:50:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Jacksonville and Miami will be greeted by the sounds of the Blue Angels on Saturday as they fly over in honor of first responders and essential personnel who are serving on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic,

The Blue Angel's F/A-18 Hornets will soar over both cities on Friday, May 8 the group announced on Twitter Wednesday.

A flyover has not been announced for Tallahassee.

The nationwide flyovers are being done in coordination with the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, and the Thunderbirds as part of the 'America Strong' campaign.

America Strong is a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.