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Fourth of July flyover planned by Department of Defense will include Baltimore

The Department of Defense is set to fly over the Baltimore region on the Fourth of July to help celebrate the nation’s 244th birthday.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved the request from the Department of Interior to involve about 1,700 military members to help support the celebrations, according to a news release issued Friday.

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The department said Baltimore, along with Boston, New York City and Philadelphia were chosen because of their roles in the American Revolution. The Salute to America flyover will start in Boston, include the Mount Rushmore National Monument and conclude in Washington D.C.

The timing is still being determined, the department said.

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“The flyovers provide an opportunity for DOD to demonstrate the capabilities and professionalism of the United States Armed Forces,” the department said in a release. “Flying hours are a sunk cost for the Department of Defense, and these aircraft and crews would be using these hours for proficiency and training at other locations if they were not conducting these flyovers.”

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