DENVER — The Colorado National Guard will fly a formation of F-16 Fighting Falcons over a wide swath of the state on Monday morning to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday.
The flyovers will happen between 10 a.m. and noon over the Parker Cemetery, Grand Junction and Silverton, according to a news release from the national guard.
Here are the approximate times for the flyovers. More locations could come pending approval from the U.S. Air Force:
Approximate locations and times where the aircraft will be visible are:
- 10 a.m. – Parker
- 10:40 a.m. – Grand Junction
- 11:05 a.m. – Silverton
The Colorado National Guard said the flyovers serve as training for the pilots and don’t cost taxpayers extra money.
"The Airmen of the COANG are honored to take part in Memorial Day events all across the state,” 140th Wing Commander and U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Fesler said in a news release. “As you hear the roar of freedom rip across the Colorado skies this weekend, I ask that you take a moment to remember the men and women who courageously gave their lives in service to our country. Remember their names, remember their stories, and most of all remember their sacrifices."
> Video above: Colorado Air National Guard conducts F-16 jet flyover for Veterans Day.
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