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Memo: Blue Angels to fly over Indianapolis in tribute to health care workers

The Blue Angels fly past a sign promoting Fleet Week along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Jane Tyska/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis is one of several destinations planned for the elite flight squad called the Blue Angels, according to a news report.

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds flight teams would be making a tour of the U.S. to pay tribute to front-line health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s really a signal to all Americans to remain vigilant during the outbreak. This is a tribute to them, to our warriors because they’re equal warriors to those incredible pilots and all of the fighters that we have for the more traditional fights that we win,” Trump said during the Coronavirus Task Force briefing.

The Washington Post said it obtained a memo that said the Blue Angels, headquartered in Pensacola, will fly their blue-and-gold F/A-18 Hornets over cities including Indianapolis. No dates were mentioned for the flight in the Post’s report.