Gallery: Navy Blue Angels salute health care workers in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct a flyover of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in support of first responders, health care and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct a flyover of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in support of first responders, health care and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct a flyover of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in support of first responders, health care and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct a flyover of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in support of first responders, health care and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Texas Health Alliance hospital workers look on as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct the America Strong flyover above Northeast Fort Worth. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dallas-Fort Worth residents of all ages were on hand at Texas Health Alliance hospital May 6 to witness a flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Health care workers lined the sidewalks and tops of buildings at Texas Health Alliance hospital in anticipation of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Texas Health Alliance hospital workers look on as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct the America Strong flyover above Northeast Fort Worth. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct a flyover of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in support of first responders, health care and essential workers during the pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct a flyover of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in support of first responders, health care and essential workers during the pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Texas Health Alliance hospital workers look on as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct the America Strong flyover above Northeast Fort Worth. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dallas-Fort Worth residents of all ages were on hand at Texas Health Alliance hospital May 6 to witness a flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Frontline workers in the battle against the coronavirus were honored by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on May 6. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dallas-Fort Worth residents of all ages were on hand at Texas Health Alliance hospital May 6 to witness a flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dallas-Fort Worth residents of all ages were on hand at Texas Health Alliance hospital May 6 to witness a flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Health care workers lined the sidewalks and tops of buildings at Texas Health Alliance hospital in anticipation of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Health care workers lined the sidewalks and tops of buildings at Texas Health Alliance hospital in anticipation of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Blue Angels pilots cut their engines to salute frontline workers at Texas Health Alliance hospital during the pandemic. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hundreds of frontline health care workers, first responders and members of the public gathered at Texas Health Alliance hospital May 6.

Regardless of their contribution during the coronavirus pandemic, onlookers were there to witness a salute to health care workers by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron.

The squadron departed from north of McKinney at 11 a.m. in a 35-minute flyover of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Navy officers commanding six jet aircraft soared over the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, including Alliance, around 11:15 a.m.

As part of a group of flyovers dubbed America Strong, the Blue Angels will also visit Houston and New Orleans on May 6.

"We're excited to fly over cities across America as our way of saying thanks," U.S. Air Force Gen. Dave Goldfein and U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Gilday said in a U.S. Department of Defense news release. "This is also our way of showing that we are all in this together and that America's spirit will prevail."


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By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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