Send your thanks to the sky
Posted 7/3/2013 9:59:00 AM
If you are along one of South Carolina’s beaches on July 4, break out your red, white and blue, turn your eyes skyward between 1 and 1:30 p.m. and send a message of thanks to U.S. troops.
The 4th annual Salute from the Shore
will continue this year despite federal budget cuts that have grounded military aircraft for flyovers and other non-essential flights.
This year’s flyover will be a volunteer “air force” of vintage military aircraft owners winging its way from North Carolina to Georgia following South Carolina’s coastline.
Expect to see planes in North Myrtle Beach
at 1 p.m. and Myrtle Beach
about five minutes later. Litchfield Beach/Pawleys Island
should see planes between 1:15-1:20 p.m. In the Charleston
area, planes will be overhead at the Isle of Palms
and Folly Beach
about 1:45 p.m. Folks on Kiawah
islands should see them about 5-10 minutes later. The flights will end in the South Carolina Lowcountry
over Hilton Head
just after 2 p.m.
The Salute from the Shore organization coordinated the flyover with vintage aircraft owners, including Barry Avent from Bennettsville
, who will lead the parade.
The goal of the annual flyover is to film beachgoers saluting members of the U.S. military. The video is shared with bases across the state as a thank you for their service.
The group suggests taking pictures of your salute and sharing it on social media.