Today, Friday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day.

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According to a press release from the Colorado National Guard, Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly over Colorado communities to honor veterans for Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12.

“The spirit of our nation’s veterans, past and present, endures all year, and on Veterans Day, we honor and celebrate all they have achieved and fought for our nation,” 140th Wing Commander, U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Southard said, as per the press release.

“The Colorado Air National Guard pays tribute to these brave men and women of all branches of service by flying our F-16 Fighting Falcons across the skies of Colorado. Our intentions for flying are to show gratitude, inspire the next generation, and pay homage to those who have served and continue to serve this great nation.”

When To Look For The F-16 Fighting Falcons

The F-16 Fighting jets will fly over select areas in Colorado at designated times throughout the day Friday (Nov. 11) and Saturday morning (Nov. 12).

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To kick off this journey, the 140th Wing will launch the jets from Buckley Space Force Base in  Aurora around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning. From there, the jets will perform flyovers at the following Colorado events:

Friday, Nov. 11

  • Veterans Day Parade, Loveland, 11:11 a.m.
  • Veterans Day Celebration, Wellington, 11:25 a.m.
  • Veterans Day Ceremony, Fruita, 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12

  •  Lincoln Veterans Memorial Park, Denver, 10:25 a.m.

Flyovers like the ones taking place today (Nov. 11) are a tradition during patriotic holiday observances that show dedication and support for the community, the state, and our nation as well as showcase the air power of the U.S. Air Force.

The Colorado National Guard says these flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for its pilots.

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