[Ed. – Presumably the intended message is both a show of respect and about keeping the skies safe to prevent another 9/11. Flyovers are used as solemn commemorative events in the military; they’re far from just entertainment. Can see this one both ways. Sad that everything these days has to be controversial and spark outrage.]
A planned military flyover scheduled to take place over New York City waters on Friday, the 19th anniversary of Sept. 11, has sparked condemnation on social media — with many labeling the ceremony as “tone deaf” and “disrespectful.”
The New York City Emergency Management’s Notify NYC message indicated that an F-18 jet will conduct a flyover on the Hudson River headed toward the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The aircraft is expected to fly at approximately 2,500 feet.
Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) slammed the idea Thursday afternoon.
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“Are you out of your mind? Cancel this immediately …”