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Heroes Honoring Heroes, F-16 flyovers in Wisconsin

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – On Tuesday, the 115th Fighter Wing F-16’s took to the skies above Wisconsin, for a display of admiration for health care workers and first responders who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flyover was part of the national Operation American Resolve, a campaign used to honor our heroes who are working endlessly to get the COVID-19 crisis under control. In Green Bay, a crowd of about 50 people gathered in and around the St. Mary’s Medical Center parking lot to see the four Fighting Falcons make a brief appearance.

“I actually work in the health care field, so it’s affected me and a lot of our employees every day,” said Paula Crowley who was speaking about the COVID-19 crisis.

This was a special event to say thank you to health care workers and first responders, but health care workers we also grateful to the community.

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“Thank you for the support that you’ve given us. Thank you for understanding that we are going through a challenging and difficult time,” said Ken Nelson Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Mary’s Medical Center.

The flyover lasted just a few seconds and provided a moment to take a breath. For some of the medical personnel at St. Mary’s it was the break needed before getting back onto the floor, tending to all of the patients in need.

A simple thank you does really go a long way.

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