On Friday, May 15 if you happen to live or work near a Long Island hospital, keep an eye out for the 106th Rescue Wing “Salute Long Island Flyover.”
The tribute will launch at 12 p.m. from the Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach.
“This gesture, from the men and women of your New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, is intended to salute everyone working hard in this fight against COVID-19,” the 106th Rescue Wing, a unit of the New York Air National Guard, stationed at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, said in a Facebook post about the event. “Wherever you are out there doing your part, this is for YOU!”
The flyover path will take the 106th Rescue Wing past Stony Brook Southampton, East Hampton Health Care, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island, Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital, John T Mather Memorial Hospital, Stony Brook Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Medical, North Port VA Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Nassau University Medical, Glen Cove Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital, Jones Beach, South Oaks Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Southside Hospital, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, and Long Island Community Hospital.
For those that reside afar, the 106th Rescue Wing will be sharing photos and videos from the salute on their social media pages. If you live within the path’s course and share a picture of the “Salute Long Island Flyover,” make sure to use #SaluteLI and tag the 106th Rescue Wing (www.facebook.com/106th-Rescue-Wing, Twitter @106thRescueWing, or Instagram @106threscuewing).
“We would like to remind everyone to please maintain social distancing and to adhere to all public health guidance while enjoying the flyover tomorrow. Stay safe,” the 106th Rescue Wing advises.
The “Salute Long Island Flyover” is subject to change due to weather or other conditions.
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