WATCH: World War II planes fly over DC's National Mall on #VEDay70 anniversary

All eyes were on the skies over the Nation's Capital during the Friday lunch hour. Dozens of vintage military aircraft from World War II marked the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day-- or VE Day-- with an incredible flyover along D.C.'s National Mall. It was, in a word, amazing-- and you can watch some of the video here!

CLICK ON THE CLIPS ABOVE TO WATCH!

Here are 5 things you need to know about the flyover:

1. HOW MANY PLANES?
In all, 56 vintage planes participated in the flyover, which should started just after 12 p.m. and lasted almost an hour.

2.  THEY FLEW PRETTY LOW.
The planes took off from Manassas, Va., flying low-- at 1,100 feet-- over the National Mall. Meanwhile, veterans watched the Arsenal of Democracy flyover from the World War II Memorial. Organizers worked for more than a year to put the event together.

3. WATCH FOR THE FORMATIONS.
The planes flew in formations to represent the major battles of World War II. One of the planes that took part in the flyover is the only B-29 Superfortress that's still flying. The atomic bomb was dropped over Japan from a B-29 Superfortress.

4. THE ROUTE
As they flew toward D.C., the planes headed down the Potomac River, and then banked left over the Lincoln Memorial. They continued over the National Mall, and turned right near the U.S. Capitol to head back out over the Potomac.

5. PLANES ON DISPLAY
After the flyover, many of the planes will be put on display Saturday at the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va. There will be an open house on Saturday to see them, if you're in the area.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SOME OF THE IMAGES SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA FROM AROUND THE D.C. AREA!



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