July 4th Fighter Jets Tradition

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In many parts of the U.S., there is a tradition of having fighter jets fly over before the start of the Independence Day parade and festivities. Yesterday I got to thinking, what all is behind this tradition, and how is it viewed today by people of military or non military background.

I kinda like the jets just because they are cool to see. Kids get excited because in my town we rarely see any planes larger than the 2-4 seater private planes some people have. I can see the jets being a symbol of military strength though, a reminder that we think we are on top perhaps?
 

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In many parts of the U.S., there is a tradition of having fighter jets fly over before the start of the Independence Day parade and festivities. Yesterday I got to thinking, what all is behind this tradition, and how is it viewed today by people of military or non military background.

I kinda like the jets just because they are cool to see. Kids get excited because in my town we rarely see any planes larger than the 2-4 seater private planes some people have. I can see the jets being a symbol of military strength though, a reminder that we think we are on top perhaps?



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I agree ^^^^