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A salute to frontline workers in the skies over Las Vegas

Posted at 7:46 PM, Apr 11, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It was quite a show in the sky for healthcare workers and first responders today as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds saluted them with a 30-minute flyover across Las Vegas Valley.

A powerful way of thanking them for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Southern Hills Hospital, several emergency room and intensive care members were able to walk to the helipad and enjoy the show.

WATCH: Thunderbirds thank frontline workers with Vegas hospital flyover

One of them was Paul Hamil, critical care director of the facility. He was proud and excited to be a part of this opportunity, especially because he served in the armed forces for 24 years and is a retired Air Force major.

“These guys are excellent in everything they do, you know, precision, kind of like the values we preach were we live, here as our code, I mean, the I-care standards, except in the air”, said Hamil.

When the moment came, everyone, including Paul, took out their cellphones and recorded the jets in the sky, while enjoying the view and the loud noise.


It was just a couple of minutes that will last in their minds for much longer.

“It’s heroes honoring heroes and I love it. it’s amazing, they’re amazing, definitely will never forget it”.

The Southern Hills Hospital is grateful to both the Thunderbirds and the community for their support during this fight and they encourage everyone to keep social distancing and take precautions.

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