Johns Hopkins hospitals in Baltimore and Washington were along the flight route Saturday for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels during an aircraft flyover tribute to health care workers and first responders working and treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Code-named Operation America Strong, the flyover featured six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon and six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft. The aerial display was part of a tribute that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared "Healthcare Heroes Day" across the state.
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@afthunderbirds and @usnavyblueangels honored our #HealthcareHeroes today with an #AmericaStrong flyover in Baltimore to thank front-line staff members for responding in unprecedented ways to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so proud of all our #HopkinsHeroes for their compassion, courage and commitment to our patients — and to each other!
The Johns Hopkins health care centers included in the salute were:
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- Sibley Memorial Hospital
- Suburban Hospital