(CBS4) – The Colorado Air National Guard celebrated the Independence Day holiday on Sunday with a flyover across the state. F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft flew over numerous communities in Colorado, from Lake City and Telluride to Vail and Grand Lake to Windsor and Westminster.

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The fighter jets flights were a show of both celebration for the Fourth of July and the “readiness and modernization of our force,” National Guard officials stated.

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Flyovers by the Air National Guard do not cost the taxpayer anything and serve as important training opportunities for pilots.

Jesse Sarles