White House press briefing interrupted by flyover for new WWI memorial
April 16, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Two military aircraft fly over the White House on April 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. The US Air Force F-22 fighter aircraft flew over Washington as part of the World War I memorial dedication ceremony. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Low-flying F-22 Raptors momentarily interrupted the White House press briefing on Friday as their roar could be heard and felt in buildings in and around downtown Washington.
(CNN)Low-flying F-22 Raptors momentarily interrupted the White House press briefing on Friday as their roar could be heard and felt in buildings in and around downtown Washington.
The flyover was part of the World War I Centennial Commission's inaugural raising of the US flag at a new World War I Memorial in Washington, DC, along Pennsylvania Avenue, which took place at about the same time the briefing began on Friday morning.
The military flyover was conducted with the US Air Force's 94th Fighter Squadron, according to a list of performances.
The squadron operates the F-22 Raptor, referred to as the world's most advanced air dominance fighter.
In 2019, F-35 fighter jets flew across the White House as part of President Donald Trump's welcome to Polish President Andrzej Duda.