The Georgia National Guard has two helicopter flyovers planned in Georgia for Memorial Day, with one taking place over metro Atlanta.
Photo: Nick Graham
Photo: Nick Graham

Georgia National Guard plans helicopter flyover over metro Atlanta for Memorial Day

The Georgia National Guard has planned a Memorial Day event in honor of those who died serving in the U.S. military.

To participate, all you’ll have to do is look up.

On Monday morning, four UH-60 Blackhawks will circle Atlanta and the northern metro area, the Georgia National Guard said in social media posts. A second flyover will simultaneously take place over the Savannah and Albany areas.

The helicopter flyovers are “in honor of our fallen and to remind us all of the debt we owe for the high price that has been paid for our liberty,” the posts said.

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At 10:30 a.m., the high-powered choppers will take off from Clay National Guard Center in Marietta. They’ll make their way to Atlanta before moving through DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

The Blackhawks will then fly to Lake Lanier before traveling west through Cherokee County, ending back in Cobb County. The entire event should last about an hour and a half.

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MEMORIAL DAY FLYOVER: On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020 helicopters of the Georgia Army National Guard will fly over...

Posted by Georgia National Guard on Friday, May 22, 2020

The second flyover will feature one HH-60 Blackhawk and two CH-47F Chinooks. It will begin in Savannah at 9:55 a.m. and will finish in Albany nearly two hours later.

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