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Georgia National Guard to perform Memorial Day flyover through North Georgia
Georgia National Guard flyover
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Helicopters of the Georgia Army National Guard will pass over Cherokee, Forsyth County and Lake Lanier on Monday, May 25, as part of a flyover across the state to celebrate Memorial Day.

Separate flyovers are planned for north and south Georgia, with the north flyover set to begin at around 10:30 a.m. and last for nearly 2 hours. 

Four UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters will depart the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta and fly over the national cemeteries in Canton and Marietta. The route will take the aircraft over Lake Lanier around 11:22 a.m., and eight minutes later, at 11:30 a.m., the helicopters are expected to pass over Northside Hospital Forsyth, at 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive.

Georgia National Guard flyover route
The Georgia Army National Guard will fly over metro Atlanta and North Georgia on Monday, May 25, 2020, to celebrate Memorial Day. (Georgia Army National Guard)

The southern flight route will start at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah and pass over Tybee Island and Bonaventure Cemetery, head west to the Glennville Veterans Memorial Cemetery and Albany, and then return to Savannah.

Many Memorial Day events have been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, including in Forsyth County.

The Georgia Army National Guard said the flyover is "in honor of our fallen and to remind us all of the debt we owe for the high price that has been paid for our liberty."