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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