For Memorial Day a flight of a classic B-17 Bomber made 2 passes around Liberty Island in a tribute for 7 CIA Agents who were killed in Afghanistan. check out the video here. My expectations when I heard that this was going to happen was that this bomber was going to fly directly over the statue and dump a huge load of flower pedals or flowers over liberty island. That wasn’t the case. I saw a news highlight before the plane took off and the pilot was handed a small bouquet of flowers and I believe that they just threw those out the window at some point. They also did not fly OVER the statue they flew around it twice and not even all that close either before they headed back to Staten Island.
Here are some more Military vehicles flying over New York Harbor today for Memorial Day