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PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels flying teams paid tribute to the first responder community in Philadelphia April 28.  Their southeasterly flightpath was directly over the Philadelphia Art Museum, down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and over City Hall.  The site and roar of the 12 aircraft was impressive and awe-inspiring.

State ESGR Chair Wes Craig was at the art museum and witness the flyover; his only comment about the sight and sound of the aircraft was “wow”!  Craig was able to take photos of the aircraft as they passed over the art museum and proceeded toward city hall.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

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Photo #1: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels fly over the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Photo #2: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels flying toward Philadelphia City Hall.

Photos by Wesley Craig, Pennsylvania ESGR Chair.


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