Thunderbirds honor coronavirus responders with Las Vegas flyover for 'true heroes'

High in the skies over Las Vegas, the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron -- also known as the “Thunderbirds" -- showed its support on Saturday for those on the frontlines responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Images showed the aircraft soaring over the famous Las Vegas Strip and casinos now empty due to the virus outbreak.
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett shared a video on Twitter of an inside look of the planes flying over the Strip.

“While our jets will be flying close together, we want (to) stress that no one should travel or gather to see us fly,” Caldwell said. “We want Las Vegas residents to look up from their homes and enjoy the display of American resolve and pride while keeping front line coronavirus responders in their hearts during this unprecedented time in our nation.”

"We haven't had much to enjoy lately, but today the Nellis Air Force Base U.S. Air Force team provided a much-needed lift," the Clark County communications team said on Facebook.


As of Sunday, there are 530,006 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with at least 20,608 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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