Independence Day will soon be upon us, which means it’s time once again for the ever-patriotic Salute from the Shore.
This is the eleventh year of this celebratory flyover of the South Carolina coast. It’s a fun way to honor service members and to show your pride in the red, white and blue on July 4th.
Taking part in the flyover will be both military and private vintage aircraft. They’ll basically travel from one border of South Carolina to the other, all the way down the coastline.
Salute from the Shore details
Participating: Two F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base, flown by military personnel; a C-17 from Joint Base Charleston, also flown by military personnel; and a vintage P51, flown by a civilian.
Flights will begin from Cherry Point north of Myrtle Beach starting at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, July 4th and make their way down to Bluffton and Beaufort.
Organizers estimate the F-16s will fly over the Isle of Palms around 1:15 p.m. The C-17 should be over the IOP around 1:29 p.m. Times are approximate, and the vintage plane will of course fly slower than the others. Basically, keep an eye to the sky between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
The planes will then circle through Charleston Harbor before heading down the coast.
They’ll be shooting video all along the way. You’re encouraged to make giant flags on the beach, show your patriotic colors, and share your own photos and videos. Just tag images with #SalutefromtheShore or email them to email@example.com.
Find out more on the Salute from the Shore from Count on 2 News. You can also check out the official Salute from the Shore website, which will post the official video after it’s over. They’re a nonprofit group, and you can watch a video that tells the story of how this neat effort to honor our military came about.
Movie Night at Patriots Point
Alas, due to COVID-19, numerous fireworks displays around the Lowcountry have been cancelled this year.
This includes those on the Isle of Palms as well as the biggie, the “Fourth of July Fireworks Blast” in Charleston Harbor. Patriots Point and the Yorktown have traditionally been the prime viewing spot for these July 4th pyrotechnics.
Well, to try and make up for it, Patriots Point is offering a fun, socially distanced alternative on Friday night.
It’s a drive-in movie night, complete with what is arguably the best date movie ever – The Notebook. This is how they put it: “The fireworks may be cancelled but now we can watch sparks fly all over again between Allie & Noah! Make plans to join us on July 3rd for the ULTIMATE MOVIE DATE NIGHT!”
Those in the know, know that much of the movie was filmed right here in the Lowcountry.
Some favorite Notebook scenes and their filming locations include:
- Allie’s summer house – Boone Hall Plantation
- Allie & Noah’s first date – American Theater on King Street (King Street is also the location of the scene where they’re lying in the street under the stoplight)
- The Town of Seabrook – Old Village of Mount Pleasant
- The canoe scene with all the birds – Cypress Gardens
The fun takes place starting at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night, July 3rd at Patriots Point – 40 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant. Click here for all the details.
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photo credit: Salute from the Shore