Nebraska Air National Guard honors healthcare workers with flyover

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV The Nebraska Air National Guard conducted flyovers across the state of Nebraska honoring those on the front lines.

A Nebraska Air National Guard 155th Air-Refueling Wing KC 135 Stratotanker was part of a statewide effort on Monday to recognize essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Sam Pirozzi/KNOP-TV)

A 155th Air-Refueling Wing KC 135 Stratotanker was part of a statewide effort to recognize essential workers that have been doing their part to keep the state going during the COVID-19 crisis.

The jet flew over local health facilities in each community drawing dozens of spectators.

"It made me realize that this is important for the community, not just for the providers but also healthcare providers and healthcare workers," said Great Plains Health CEO Mel McNea. "This is really about celebrating America and the battle we are facing, and we are going to win this war."

"My dad was in the service too, so this just kind of brings back a lot of memories," said Marie Godfrey.

"I just want to say "thank you" to everyone who works at the hospital and works their butts off everyday," Evan McCuskey said.

Some of the other communities included in Monday's flyover were McCook and Ogallala.