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Navy's Blue Angels to buzz over Miami to honor health care workers, first responders

F/A-18 Hornet aircraft with the Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron fly past the House Rayburn building on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

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By HOWARD COHEN | Miami Herald | Published: May 6, 2020

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(Tribune News Service) — They buzzed over New York, Newark and Philadelphia. They did the same over Houston, Dallas and New Orleans.

The did it over the National Mall in D.C., too.

Now the Blue Angels of the U.S. Navy will fly in formation above Miami to salute South Florida’s health care workers, frontline workers and first responders.

The flyover happens from 1 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. Friday, May 8, according to the city of Miami. The exact flight plan, with routes and overhead times, will be announced Thursday on the Blue Angels’ Twitter page.

Jennie Drexler, a nurse manager of critical care at Mount Sinai West in Manhattan, told CBS News she was grateful for the honor.

“To be honored by them signifies the courage we have shown. We had to step up and rise to the moment In this crisis and we pulled through. It almost signifies the courage of nursing during this virus.”

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