We are excited to announce additional details on the HUGE surprise!
Charleston AFB and Joint Base Charleston will make a surprise appearance somewhere on the SC coast in support of the 169th Fighter Wing F-16s and the vintage planes. This year’s Salute promises to the the best yet.
Catch the Wave of Patriotism on the SC coast tomorrow, July 4th, to see the HUGE surprise for yourself!
Are you planning a HUGE salute? Share it on social media and caption it with #salutefromtheshore, and we just might share it with our fans.
Celebrate, Honor, Participate. See you on the beach!
The 7th Annual Salute from the Shore will begin, as always, at 1:00 PM on July 4th in Cherry Grove, SC, just north of Myrtle Beach.
As noted below, all times are approximate. The Vintage Aircraft will follow behind the F-16s, but are much slower and more affected by headwinds. Arrive early and be patient!
Please share this schedule and information with your friends and family!
Thanks to Myrtle Beach Online for the mention in their article on Festivities for the Fourth. There are lots of patriotic activities going on at the beach leading up t0, and on the fourth, so be sure to check it out if you’re going to be in Myrtle Beach for the weekend.
Be sure to take a listen to this interview with Col. Gandhi, one of the McEntire pilots flying the Salute from the Shore, and Andy Folsom. Roger Metz of Woods and Water was kind enough to provide it for us to share.
Listen out for Salute from the Shore on your local radio station in the coming week. Andy Folsom will be on 107.5 The Game in Columbia on Thursday and Friday. We'll be on 94.5 The Tide in Myrtle Beach on Friday morning. Also, be sure to tune in to hear Roger Metz interview Col. Ghande, the F-16 fighter pilot from McEntire, and Andy Folsom on his show, Woods and Water, Saturday on 94.5 FM WGTK. Woods and Water, dedicated to South Carolina Outdoors, is also available online, and on podcast.
107.5 The Game in Columbia with Jay Phillips
Thursday, June 30
107.5 The Game in Columbia with Tommy Moody
Friday, July 1
94.5 The Tide in Myrtle Beach
Friday, July 1
94.5 FM WGTK, online & podcast
Saturday, July 2
Thanks to @AlanCooperSC of MidlandsBiz for the repost of the 2016 Salute from the Shore Press Release. We appreciate your help in getting the word out! You can help us too, by following us on social media and sharing our posts. Find us on Facebook, Twitter @July4Salute, Instagram @July4Salute and YouTube. See you on the beach!
Salute from the Shore to Feature “Air Parade” of F-16s and Vintage Military Aircraft Flyover of South Carolina’s Coast on July 4th
Salute from the Shore, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 2010 by patriotic South Carolinians to honor our armed forces on Independence Day. Every year on July Fourth, hundreds of thousands of people gather on the beaches of South Carolina in patriotic attire to wave the red, white and blue and to demonstrate their gratitude to America’s finest for their bravery and commitment to protecting our freedom.
The focal point of the Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft and has evolved to include patriotic volunteer pilots of privately owned vintage military aircraft with veterans and active duty military aboard.
This year, Salute from the Shore is proud to announce that the annual tribute will continue with a flyover of vintage military aircraft and F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.
Participants on the beaches are strongly urged to organize patriotic displays in groups big and small and to share their tributes online for our armed forces around the world to see.
The Flyover will commence at 1:00 PM in Cherry Grove and conclude over the May River Sandbar in Bluffton, SC around 1:30 PM.
The vintage military aircraft will be visible over South Carolina’s beaches shortly after the F-16s. Please refer to the website for exact timing as various factors including wind speed and aircraft type will determine when the vintage aircraft arrive at different locations along the coast. Vintage military aircraft will fly armed forces and veterans who are able to view Salutes on the beach from the air.
Salute from the Shore urges visitors to “Salute” by wearing and waving red, white and blue on the beaches during the flyover. Salute from the Shore also encourages participants to share their stories about why they love America and those that protect it by posting their own video and images of the event on social networks to be seen by American Armed Forces deployed throughout the world.
Participants can share online on our website page Share your Salute, Facebook, Twitter @July4Salute, and Instagram @July4salute. We encourage you to use the hashtag #SalutefromtheShore for any of your posts on social media.
Corporations, businesses, foundations and individuals, including SCE&G, PGBA, BGA-Viation, First Citizens Bank, Colliers International, Ocean Lakes Campground, Doctors Care, Currie & Co., Eastern Aviation Fuels, Collum’s Lumber Products, Green’s, Nelson Mullins and Waccamaw Land & Timber and many others have stepped up to provide financial support to assist the owners of the vintage aircraft with their expenses and to provide funding for video and promotion. Others interested in supporting this initiative are encouraged to contact the organizers or donate online at www.salutefromtheshore.org.
Salute from the Shore provides a special opportunity for South Carolina beachgoers to Salute our military through video and images on the 4th of July. Our mission is to organize, promote, record and distribute this tribute for the benefit of American’s military family at home and abroad. For more information or to view last year’s Salute, please explore our website and sign up below to receive our updates in your inbox.
Last year we asked you to salute your heroes, and your response was amazing! We received numerous salutes to heroes both active duty and retired, and from all branches of our armed forces. This year, we want to hear your salute stories. We want to give you more opportunities to honor those who serve, as well as share with us how you make your salute special, why the salute is important to you, or what being an American means to you and your family. Enter your salute on our Share your Salute page and, after review, it could be selected to be published on our website. Catch the wave of patriotism and Share your Salute with us!
Watch the video below to learn more about Salute from the Shore!