On Saturday, April 18, residents all over Colorado's Front Rage left their homes (but only momentarily) to look up at the sky and see a fleet of United States Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead. The military planes were en route to the graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, but the flyover was a 'thank you' to all of our essential and healthcare workers on the front line of COVID-19, as the pilots passed by a number of local hospitals.

Yeah, our photos didn't turn out great either, but these ones did. The pictures and videos these Coloradans captured on Instagram will give you goosebumps.

USAF Thunderbird Fleet Flies Over McKee Medical Center in Loveland

USAF Thunderbird Fleet Flies Over Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland

USAF Thunderbird Fleet Flies Over University of Colorado Health

USAF Thunderbird Fleet Passes by Downtown Denver's Skyline

 USAF Thunderbird Fleet in Front of Boulder's Flatirons 

USAF Thunderbird Fleet Seen Over Broomfield

USAF Thunderbird Fleet Flies Over St. Anthony's Medical Campus in Lakewood

Congratulations to all the USAF graduates, who celebrated while eight feet apart from one another, and thank you to all of our Northern Colorado healthcare workers.

 

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