Soaring Salute: Blue Angels’ Nashville flyover honors health care workers, first responders

photo of Blue Angels squadron flying in formation over Nashville

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron soar directly above Vanderbilt Stadium on May 14 during a series of nationwide flyovers, which included Nashville. Called “Operation America Strong,” the joint effort between the Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds was billed as a “collaborative salute” to honor health care workers, first responders and other essential workers as they combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Joe Howell.