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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
We are excited to announce our lineup of 8 vintage planes for the 2016 Salute from the Shore! Check our 2016 Flight Schedule for approximate times of the flyover at different locations along the South Carolina coast. Don’t forget to post your photos using the hashtag #salutefromtheshore to keep others down the beach updated with the planes’ progress.
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!Read More
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.