Before the big nighttime fireworks show filled the skies above New York City, another boom of celebration could be heard as jets flew over the city.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced plans of a flyover event with aircraft from the Air Force and Marine Corps recognizing New York City's role "in the birth of this great nation."
The event, expected in other major cities as well, was coined "Salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution."
The aircraft flew over the Hudson River just after 5:00 p.m. and past the Statue of Liberty.
According to the announcement, the flyover would be led by the Air Force's Thunderbirds. The planes flew over the city a short time ago for a coordinated event honoring coronavirus frontline workers.
B-1, B-2, and B-52 bombers, as well as F-15 and F-22 fighters and Marine Corps F-35 fighters would follow the Thunderbirds.