The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are doing their part by performing flyovers to honor these workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to NBC 4 Washington, one of the team’s newest members is a Howard University graduate and its first black female officer.
The regular shows have temporarily been placed on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Thunderbirds have been conducting flyovers across D.C., Baltimore, and Atlanta to pay special tribute to people on the front lines battling the pandemic.
Nelson has spent eight years in the Air Force, serving mostly overseas.
“We have one life to live and so I want to do that by giving back and by showing people what is possible,” Nelson said.