Chattanooga Unite has just announced the Navy Flight Demonstration Team
the Blue Angels has scheduled a flyover to honor the fallen heroes of
Chattanooga during a free riverfront concert on September 16, 2015.
slated to perform for major airshows, the Blues are scheduled to
perform a flyover to honor the servicemen lost in the July 16th
Chattanooga Unite says this extraordinary gesture
brings the gratitude of the families, the State of Tennessee, and the
City of Chattanooga.
On April 24, 1946, the United States Navy formed its Flight Demonstration Team known the world over as the Navy Blue Angels.
world renowned military aerobatic team was established to boost morale
during World War II and now performs airshows in the United States and
Chattanooga Unite: A Tribute on the River is a benefit
that includes a free concert all part of a day-long celebration that
will begin with an armed forces parade at 2 p.m.
The parade route will travel down Broad Street to Aquarium Way to Chestnut Street ending at Ross’s Landing.
Emceed by Chattanooga native Samuel L. Jackson, the tribute will include a memorial ceremony.
The Blue Angels are slated for a 4:30 flyover at Ross’s Landing.
Harry Connick, Jr. will perform around 4:45 and country music artist Brantley Gilbert will follow.
The night will conclude with a fireworks celebration.
In lieu of ticket fees, donations are encouraged through collection bins placed throughout the event.
Funds collected will benefit The National Compassion Fund. Online donations can be made directly at www.chattanoogaunite.org.