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F-16 flyover honors first responders in South Florida

Doctors, nurses at West Palm Beach hospitals appreciative
Posted at 6:33 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 19:24:46-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Four F-16s with the 482nd Fighter Wing "The Makos" from the Air Force Reserve Command in Homestead, along with the U.S. Coast Guard's helicopter and C-144 aircraft, flew over South Florida hospitals Saturday to thank first responders for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

The aircraft flew over Good Samaritan Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

"It is great to have this honor to be expressed for the front-line workers," Good Samaritan Medical Center Dr. Setty Viralam said. "It makes us proud to come out to do our jobs everyday."

Sally Evers, an emergency room nurse at Good Samaritan Medical Center, agreed.

"That was so great," she said. "For them to take the time, the energy and come to visit us and thank us, bless them."

The honor flights flew over a total of 34 hospitals Saturday throughout South Florida.