BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds honored frontline healthcare workers and first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic with formation flights in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Atlanta on Saturday.

Flyovers in Baltimore started at 11:30 a.m. and lasted about 15 minutes. Chopper 13 was in the sky as the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds made their way through the area.

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The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds first passed through Baltimore before heading through Towson and around Brooklandville. They then came back down through Roland Park and Hampden, then made their way through Essex and Rosedale.

They ended in Brooklyn Park, Linthicum Heights and Ferndale as they headed toward Washington, D.C. to continue their formation flights in other U.S. cities.

Nurses Lauren Davis, Felix Gouanette and Cheryl Belloff were among those that took a moment to watch the celebration.

“It was a privilege to be able to see them in action,” Gouanette said. “It’s not something that you see every day.”

Davis added the beautiful display made her feel appreciated.

“It brought a tear to my eye,” she said. “It’s so nice for them to have us take a step out of our crazy routine and day and feel so appreciated.”



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Stetson Miller