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Learn more in this video from our founders about how Salute from the Shore came to be! We are now celebrating the 10th-anniversary flyover this July 4th, 2019.
11 years ago, good friends Johnny Folsom and Toddy Smith were sitting on the beach on the 4th of July, talking about how they were enjoying family and friends while the young people of the military were defending us overseas. Johnny and Toddy decided that these people needed to be honored, and they set out to find a way to make this happen.
These men, along with the other founders of Salute form the Shore, knew that South Carolina is a very patriotic state, and that the coast of South Carolina would be a great venue for everyone to come and show appreciation for our military.
No one thought then that the flyover would become the annual tradition that it is, lasting now 10 years. We're really bigger and stronger than we've ever been before because the people of South Carolina take this seriously - it really means something to them.
Salute form the Shore is a festive time. When those jets flyover, there's a sense of this reverence that takes over the entire beach, and afterwards there's a feeling of jubilation.
It's astounding that a conversation 11 years ago has turned into the wonderful celebration that it is today. Salute from the Shore is a way to honor and thank people for what they've done for our country!
Thanks to all of the fans who have submitted photos to us over the years! If you have high resolutions Salute from the Shore photo memories you want us to include, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 9th 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.
This year's Salute will include a flyover of F-16s from the 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, as well as a fleet of vintage military aircraft. The flight will include a loop through Charleston Harbor and, for the first time ever, a Salute over Lake Murray! The jets will fly over Spence Island on Lake Murray around 1:45.
Organize your patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and share your tributes online for our armed forces around the world to see. Please share this schedule and information with your friends and family!
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.
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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!
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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.