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Salute from the Shore

  What is the Salute? 

The Salute from the Shore is a unique opportunity for individuals, friends, and families to salute our armed forces while celebrating Independence Day on South Carolina beaches. It provides an opportunity for beachgoers to honor our armed forces by organizing a “Salute from the Shore” of a flyover consisting of military and privately owned aircraft along the entire South Carolina coast each Independence Day. Uniting participants in a synchronized Salute to our troops to be shared across the nation and around the world.       


On July 4th, 2010, the first “Salute from the Shore” was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people. The inaugural flyover – assisted by a C-17 from Charleston AFB – resulted in an overwhelming outpouring of personal messages, stories and support from those who participated.  The event has grown to include not only a C-17A Globe Master III from Charleston AFB but also F-16s from Shaw AFB, Sumter, SC, and privately owned Warbirds and Vintage Aircraft from throughout North and South Carolina.                                                 

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