In case you missed it…or didn’t plan to watch it…or for any other reason, you decided to turn the channel…here is one of the most beautiful songs for patriotic Americans and some history of the Heritage Foundation and the great pilots who did the Super Bowl Fly-Over.
The Fly-Over 2018:
“The Fly-Over this year was an interesting mix of aircraft flying over U.S. Bank Stadium. There were four planes representing three generations of aircraft for the flyover: F-16, A-10 and P-51. They were flying in a diamond formation with the P-51 out in front, the A-10s even with each other on the side and the F-16 bringing up the rear.” It was the United States Air Force effort to preserve and present planes of the past.
The Heritage Foundation: ” Founded in 2010, it’s a nonprofit that brings together historic aircraft with contemporary fighters for public displays. Its charitable mission to make those planes available for events like this one. The flights are a living memorial to those who have served and are still serving.” (click on link to learn more about the Foundation)
The picture above is a representation of the aircraft in the actual Fly-Over.
“It’s a really unique formation to take a look at, because you never really get to see those vintage aircraft flying with modern fighters.”
“The heritage formation is unique. It’s usually just four modern day fighters that are all similar operating at similar speeds and used to doing a flyover together,” Maj. John Waters, the F-16 pilot, said.
“It’s a sign of strength and unity and the sacrifices that have been made… ” (from SBNation by Ryan Van Bibber)
In honor of all branches of the military, we present:
The Military Honor Guard and THE NATIONAL ANTHEM (turn up your sound…way up! If blocked, click on YouTube link given.)
How wonderful are the winters in Florida! Of course this is why we have so many “snow birds” (People from the north coming south). I am certain at this point most anyone in the Boston-New York areas would love to simply get away from the snow drifts and see a beautiful cherry blossom on a tree!
I really hate to rub it in to those with icicles dangling from their heavy winter coats, but just outside my house a cherry tree is beginning to put out a lovely pink blossom. This, of course, reminds me of the two great trips that I have had to Japan…neither of which were during the cherry blossom time. I may have to make a trip to Washington, D.C. to see them in full bloom one spring soon….when they get finished with winter.
This blog is for all those winter weary people who would more than love to have a little spring to come their way. You have endured much; shoveled much….and deserve a break! We here in Florida have not forgotten the people of the Great Lakes and Minnesota. So get yourself something hot to drink and enjoy a breath of Spring with some soothing piano music. Winter won’t last forever. Enjoy!