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July 4, 2014

Annual flyover draws salutes from the shore

The Fourth of July was celebrated along the South Carolina coast with the annual Salute from the Shore.

The Fourth of July was celebrated along the South Carolina coast with the annual Salute from the Shore.

Friday marked the fifth year for the salute in which planes fly the length of the coast while beachgoers salute from shore with flags and other patriotic displays. Videos and photos of the event are then shared through social media.

The first salute was held in 2010 when a C-17 from Charleston Air Force Base flew over. This year, the federal sequestration means F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base were not be able to fly. Instead, vintage aircraft flew along the coast.

The planes were delayed a little, but took about an hour to go from North Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head Island.

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