BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The Star-Spangled Spectacular branched out Friday in Baltimore.
Alex DeMetrick reports it even dropped in from 5,000 feet up.
Filing in for a school assembly at Clifton Park is not unusual, but the guests weren’t every day.
The Navy below and closing in above, Navy SEALs headed for the high school’s football field.
The elite jump team known as the leap frogs, sky diving into Clifton Park as part of the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner.
The landing zone originally property of one of Baltimore’s defending officers.
“So there is a deep connection between this place and the defense of Baltimore 200 years ago in 1814,” John Ciekot, Civic Works.
The 2014 tribute had the crowd cheering.
“It was unbelievable. It was just too much adrenalin,” said Shadiyah.
“It’s amazing. I could never do anything like this. And they’re so brave,” said Jamia Beasley, student.
While it’s hard to imagine this ever being routine, it’s not the SEALs only high.
“The best part of the job is we can fly over and land and hang out with the guys and gals,” said Chief Brad Woodard, Navy SEAL.
More than military history is on display here.
“You’ve got a whole fleet out there that’s on deployment, protecting our country, but what we hope to do is demonstrate the professionalism and excellence of the U.S. Navy,” said Lt. Dan Gibson, Navy SEAL.
Besides school events, Navy personnel taking part in the bicentennial also visited area hospitals.
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