TENNESSEE (WSMV) - The Tennessee National Guard showed their appreciation to the front line heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting a state flyover Tuesday afternoon.
An aircraft from the 164th Airlift Wing (C-17) in Memphis and the 134th Air Refueling Wing (KC-135) out of Knoxville flew over dozens of hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the sate, military officials said.
Tuesday was International Nurses Day and the flyover was a way of saluting the medical professionals and first responders working tirelessly to help keep us safe. To see the live stream of the flyover, click here.
“It’s amazing to see the outpouring of support from the guard to come out today and show their love and respect for healthcare workers,” Sheldon Dreaddy, who is the Paramedical Transport Manager Vanderbilt Life Flight, said.
The 164th Airlift Wing and the 134th Air Refueling Wing flew over Nashville at 12:31 p.m. The aircraft continued over the State Capitol, the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters as well as just west of Nissan Stadium and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.