Maryland National Guard Flyover Salutes Essential Workers

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Maryland residents got a high-flying salute to first responders and essential workers during the National Guard's flyover across the state Friday.

The performance in the sky involved a formation of four A-10C Thunderbolt II aircrafts.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the frontline heroes taking care of us and to all of those in essential industries keeping our state moving forward,” Lt. Col. Paul Kanning of the Maryland Air National Guard said in a statement. “We want [to] honor how much they mean to the great state of Maryland.”

The flyover took off from Martin State Airport in Middle River at approximately 1:45 p.m. 

The flyover made its way above a number of state hospitals and medical centers, including the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, the Prince George’s County Health Department, Anne Arundel Medical Center and Baltimore/Washington Medical Center.

The flyover concluded at Warfield Air National Guard Base at approximately 3:30 p.m. 

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