A plane will fly over Center City on Wednesday, December 23, to thank healthcare workers for their work during the pandemic.
Three Philadelphians have a present in store for all healthcare workers. A plane is expected to fly from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River and Vine St. to South Street this afternoon to honor local healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tribute was put together by three Philadelphians who were looking for a special way to thank our healthcare workers for the holidays. Allen M. Hornblum, a Philadelphia-area author, Erich Prince, editor of Merion West and another donor who chose to remain anonymous, first came up with the idea earlier in the year but it wasn’t able to come to fruition until later in the fall according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“We’ve been talking about the problems and our great respect and admiration for our doctors and nurses who are putting themselves on the front lines,” Hornblum told the Philadelphia Inquirer.”I said, ‘Let’s do something for them in the Yultide season.'”
The plane will be flying over the city from 1 and 1:30 p.m., visiting many of Philadelphia’s central hospitals like the Jefferson, Penn and Veterans. It will hold a banner with a special message for all of Philly’s healthcare workers.
So if you’re around Center City around 1 p.m. today don’t forget to look up– especially if you’re one of our wonderful healthcare workers!
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