Salute from the Shore is a 4th of July tradition like no other! Thank you to everyone who participated in thanking our military at this year's Salute from the Shore. It was a day to remember!
A huge thanks goes to the pilots at the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base and to the pilots and flight crew at Charleston Air Force Base. Also, we cannot thank enough the airmen on the ground in Sumter and Charleston who helped make this possible. Finally, we very much appreciate the efforts of our volunteer vintage pilots (note graphic below to see who they were).
Most of all, thank you to all of YOU for showing up on the shores of South Carolina to salute these planes in appreciation of the service and sacrifice of the military. We are able to celebrate and enjoy the 4th of July because of the freedom they provide. And thanks to all of the many people who follow us on social media and on our website, and who offer encouragement and enthusiasm towards our cause.
Don't forget to share your photos and videos and include #salutefromtheshore and #afflyover...Or you can email them to email@example.com.
Thank you again for helping make Salute from the Shore a 4th of July tradition in South Carolina!
The 8th 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 and are for the F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base. The C-17 from Charleston Air Force Base and Joint Base Charleston will follow behind the F-16s. If conditions permit the vintage aircraft to fly, they are much slower and more affected by headwinds. The further south you are located, the further they will be behind the C-17. We suggest arriving early to celebrate and being patient!
Please share this schedule and information with your friends and family!
Watch the video below to start getting ready for the big day next week - the 4th of July!
Salute from the Shore is only one week away! We hope you're making plans to get to the South Carolina coast in your red, white, and blue!
Almost 10 years ago, a few South Carolinians decided they wanted to give a big "thank you" to our military. From that, Salute from the Shore was created as annual 4th of July military flyover of the South Carolina coast. Salute from the Shore's mission was simple - it was to remind people of the men and women overseas protecting our country. Since the creation, there have been millions of salutes and a vast assortment of aircrafts flying to honor our the men and women who serve in our military.
So this year, as you celebrate your 4th of July from the beautiful beaches of South Carolina, look up and SALUTE. It's a simple way to participate and to say thank you to our armed services.
It's never too late to start a new tradition and make memories that will last a lifetime.
You are formally invited to salute our military with almost a million others anywhere on the coast of South Carolina. It’s a day we are asking everyone to join friends and family to celebrate our freedom and show our appreciation to our armed forces for that freedom. Make this 4th of July one to remember by saluting from the coast of South Carolina...
We’ll see you there!
For Immediate Release: June 8, 2017
Contact: Andy Folsom (803) 331-8881, firstname.lastname@example.org
Salute from the Shore to Feature ‘Air Parade’ of F-16s and Other Military Aircraft Flyover of South Carolina’s Coast on July Fourth
South Carolina's 4th of July Tradition
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. This year, Salute from the Shore is proud to announce that the annual tribute will continue with a flyover of F-16s from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, as well as other military aircraft.
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.
Event coordinators are also working with volunteer pilots to organize vintage military aircraft to follow behind the F-16s. The vintage planes’ flights are dependent on weather and a variety of mechanical conditions necessary to ensure a safe flight. Please refer to the website prior to the 4th of July for details on whether vintage planes will participate in this year’s Salute. Various factors including wind speed and aircraft type will determine when, and if, the vintage aircraft arrive at different locations along the coast.
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 at www.salutefromtheshore.org, Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/SalutefromtheShore, Twitter - @July4Salute (#SalutefromtheShore), and Instagram - @July4salute (#SalutefromtheShore).
Corporations, businesses, foundations and individuals, including SCE&G, a 5-Star General Sponsor, PGBA, a Celerian Group Company, BGA-Viation, First Citizens Bank, Colliers International, Ocean Lakes Campground, Doctors Care, Currie & Co. Travels, Eastern Aviation Fuels, Collum’s Lumber Products, Nelson Mullins, The City and County of Sumter, South Carolina, Waccamaw Land & Timber, Delta Dental 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 promotional products. 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 visit www.salutefromtheshore.org.
Watch our latest video featuring Captain Zoe Kotnik of Shaw of Air Force Base. We're inviting you to get to the South Carolina beaches this July 4th for Salute from the Shore VIII!
Salute from the Shore VII was a huge success again this Fourth of July!
Please enjoy this year's video of the Salute to the men and women of the military for their service and sacrifice.
Special thanks is owed to the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Charleston Air Force Base and Joint Base Charleston and the volunteer vintage pilots for serving as the focal point of this year’s Salute! Additionally, we want to thank all of you that showed up on the shores of South Carolina this Fourth of July to Salute the planes as a show of appreciation for all the freedoms provided by those who serve our country!
In order to spread our appreciation even further, please share this video with friends and family, especially those who are serving or have served our country. Also, share any photos and videos you have of the Salute by emailing them directly to us at email@example.com.
Thank you again for supporting Salute from the Shore's mission to honor the military and celebrate their sacrifices every Fourth of July!
The Bad News and the Good News
The bad news is that unfortunately, only three of the eight vintage planes are able to fly today due to mechanical issues…
However, the good news is that the one of the biggest transport planes in the American military will fly today! Charleston AFB and Joint Base Charleston will fly a C-17 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 today, July 4th, starting at 1:00pm! See our schedule for more details on the times and locations of the flyover.
Are you planning a salute? Share it on social media and caption it with #salutefromtheshore. You can also email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can include it in our photo gallery.
Celebrate, Honor, Participate. See you on the beach!