Aerial salute

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A crowd of health care workers, first responders and other essential workers turned out at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center on Friday for a flyover salute by the 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard. The formation of four F-35A Lightning II took off from the Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington at noon and made a circuit of the state, flying over SVMC and 15 other hospitals.

"Our healthcare professionals, emergency responders and essential workers have served on the front lines of this pandemic, putting the health and safety of their neighbors above their own and I cannot thank them enough for their commitment and service," Gov. Phil Scott said in a statement. "They've worked long, hard hours and given so much throughout this once-in-a-century crisis. They are heroes to us all."

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