5th Salute from the Shore planned for SC coast

Published: Jul. 4, 2014 at 3:20 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Fourth of July is set to be celebrated along the South Carolina coast with the annual Salute from the Shore.

Friday's scheduled event is 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 will not be able to fly. Instead, vintage aircraft will fly along the coast.

The planes will leave North Myrtle Beach about 1 p.m. and should arrive over Hilton Head about an hour later.

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