Blue Angels Mount Rushmore Flyover
July 7, 2020
July 3, 2020 - President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch (out of scene) as the Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly over Mount Rushmore National Memorial during a South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota. The Mount Rushmore Fireworks and President Trump's address there was also part of the multi-day national Salute To America celebrating the 244th year of the Independence of the USA.
The Blue Angels, based out of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., were part of the Department of Defense’s participation that also included aerial flyovers by the B-1 Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base; South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s Falcons from the 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls; and HH-60s Black Hawk helicopters from Company C, 1-189th Aviation Regiment, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Additionally, bands from the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado and the South Dakota National Guard’s 147th Army Band, Mitchell, South Dakota, provided musical entertainment. The events celebrated the 244th year of the Independence of Nation and provided the Department of Defense an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities and professionalism of the Armed Forces.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.