Operation American Resolve honors America's frontline workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, and will honor Down East Community Hospital on Thursday, May 14.

101st Air Refueling flyover to honor Machias frontline personnel May 14

 Officials with the 101st Air Refueling Wing announced today the rescheduling of the second half of Maine's Operation American Resolve flyover for Thursday, May 14. The event, which began with a flyover route on May 12, is being conducted as a salute to all of Maine's front line healthcare workers and essential personnel across the state.

The flyovers are intended to lift morale in cities across America due to the severe health and economic impacts that have resulted from the coronavirus.

"We are looking forward to continuing our tribute and are pleased that we were able to make some additions to the flight path," said Col. Frank Roy, commander of the 101st. "With its aerial refueling mission, the KC-135 Stratotanker adds worldwide range to American air power. With that in mind, we hope this small token of appreciation helps inspire front line workers and all Mainers that we are in this for the long haul, and we are all in it together."

Bar Harbor is included in Thursday's route after an in-flight change due to weather on Tuesday's flight.

The group expects to pass over Down East Community Hospital in Machias at roughly 11:25am.

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