Thursday, June 27, 2013
Salute from the Shore is flying for the fourth year. The air parade that follows the South Carolina coast annually on July 4 will begin at 1 p.m. from the northernmost beaches in Myrtle Beach area, arrive in Charleston area around 1:45 p.m., and continue south to Hilton Head Island area wrapping up around 2:15 p.m.
This year has been different than past years – sequestration grounded the F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base. And despite their absence, the air parade will still happen. This year, Salute from the Shore leveraged private support pulling together a collection of vintage aircraft from WWII to make the effort a success yet again.
In its fourth year, the annual air parade has become quite popular along the South Carolina coast. Beach goers are encouraged to take the beach beginning at 1 p.m. and salute the flyover. This gesture will be captured on video and shared with military personnel across the state as a thank you from the citizens (and tourists) of South Carolina.
“It’s really inspiring that despite challenges this year, we are flying anyway. This event is a reminder and celebration of our freedom and all the military does to ensure that,” said Board President Andy Folsom.
The Salute from the Shore IV flight schedule has been announced and is available at www.salutefromtheshore.org or by clicking here.
Salute from the Shore is a non-profit organization whose mission is to salute and honor America’s Armed Forces on the Fourth of July. Created when a small group of patriotic South Carolinians wanted to recognize the armed forces for their service and sacrifice, Salute from the Shore creates an accessible opportunity for beach goers to honor the military on Independence Day.
For more information contact Lauren FitzHugh at 803.223.1134 or Board President Andy Folsom at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.salutefromtheshore.org for details and history.