President Donald Trump on April 22 confirmed that the U.S. Navy and Air Force will soon be conducting air shows over American cities to pay tribute to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the CCP virus pandemic.
Trump said Wednesday that the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels will perform military flyovers over American cities and in some regions that “arent major cities,” as part of a plan formulated by military officials, named “Operation America Strong.”
“Were paying tribute to our frontline healthcare workers confronting COVID, and its really a signal to all Americans to remain vigilant during the outbreak,” the president announced during the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing.
“This is a tribute to them, to our warriors, because theyre equal warriors to those incredible pilots, all of the fighters that we have for the more traditional fights that we win,” he continued.
“The Thunderbird and Blue Angel crews … wanted to show support to the American medical workers, who just like military members in a time of war, are fiercely running toward the fight. I want to see those shows.”
Trump did not specify when the air shows will take place, or where they will be conducted. However, The Washington Post reported that the flyovers will be held over areas where people do not typically congregate, in keeping with social distancing measures.
The president also announced plans for a July 4 event and military air show as part of Washington D.C.s Independence Day celebrations. Last years event on the National Mall cost $2.5 million, according to The Hill.
“Were going to be doing it again on July 4,” Trump told reporters.
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