Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Tennessee National Guard salutes healthcare workers with statewide flyovers


Photo courtesy of Kyle Williams

This Tennessee National Guard C-17 roared overhead at lunchtime Tuesday in honor of healthcare workers and their contributions during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

A C-17 streaked across Hohenwald's skies on Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 12:54 p.m., loud enough for everyone in town to hear.

The Tennessee National Guard scheduled a flight path for two aircrafts, a C-17 and a KC-135, to fly over hospitals and healthcare facilities across the state, in order to honor Tennessee's healthcare workers.

Healthcare workers have been on the front-lines in fighting COVID-19, and in many cases, Tennessee's National Guard members have assisted alongside them.

"We are incredibly grateful to the men and women serving our state in the health care field. This flyover is a small token of our appreciation," said Col. Jason Glass, Assistant Adjutant General, Tennessee Air National Guard to News Channel 5. "When you look to the skies on Tuesday, remember to say thank you to the Tennesseans all across our state who are working to protect us from this virus."


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