Video: Oxford High School shooting victims honored with military flyover

Military performs flyover with ‘Missing Man’ formation to honor school shooting victims, mournful community

The formation, which dates back to World War II, is an aerial tip of the cap to those who have lost their lives.

OXFORD, Mich. – The military’s “Missing Man” formation, which dates back to World War II, is an aerial tip of the cap to those who have lost their lives.

The symbolic scenery of a singular aircraft breaking formation while leaving the others to soar skyward leaves behind a tearful joy.

The formation flew over Oxford on Thursday, two days after the tragic event at Oxford High School where a classmate fatally shot four students and wounded seven others.


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