By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Despite the pandemic forcing many 4th of July plans to be canceled, Philadelphia residents still had a reason to keep an eye to the sky. Military planes soared over the city on Saturday as part of Independence Day celebrations.

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The aircrafts flew over Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and then proceeded southwest out of the city.

The flyovers were led by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, followed by B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, F-15 and F-22 fighters and U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters.

Military flyovers were also held in Boston, New York City, and Baltimore.