On Wednesday, the Navy Blue Angels flew over the North Texas area to salute the hard work for frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers.

The Blue Angels are made of a total of 16 officers voluntarily serving. Each year the team typically selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members.

According to their professional page, “The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to the country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.”

The route lasted for 35 minutes as the Blue Angels flew over Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and New Orleans, from the hours 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. They flew various hospitals as they followed the route.

“It was an honor to fly over Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and New Orleans as part of America Strong yesterday, May 6, 2020,” they tweeted.