To: Traverse City Commissioners

Stop Military Demonstration Teams

Stop Military Demonstration Teams

Petition Text

Keep the Navy Blue Angels & Air Force Thunderbirds out of our peaceful, beautiful town.

Why is this important?

These military demonstration teams draw tens of thousands of visitors to an already overcrowded city during the annual Cherry Festival. The planes emit tons of CO2, violate the city noise ordinance, disturb the young, old and those with PTSD and they cost taxpayers over $100 million per year. Further, the crowds overextend our first responders and overtax our limited infrastructure. Finally, these aircraft are war machines - they are not entertainment. Stand with me in asking the city commission to restore a measure of purity to our town.