A United States Army parachute demonstration team will salute health care workers on Thursday with aerial demonstrations in Athens and Decatur.

The Black Daggers parachute team will jump above Athens-Limestone Hospital at 10 a.m. and Decatur Morgan Hospital at 1 p.m. on Thursday, weather permitting.

The team normally exits the aircraft at 12,500 feet and the jumpers free fall for about 2 miles. The demonstration honors the sacrifices and courage of the health care workers responding to COVID-19.

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