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Salute from the Shore goes on schedule despite severe weather hitting Grand Strand

(Source: Salute from the Shore/City of Myrtle Beach)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 1:36 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 1:11 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A popular July 4th celebration took place along the Grand Strand, even with the severe weather moving through the area.

Salute from the Shore is an annual event that features flybys from military aircraft from past and present as they pass by the Grand Strand beaches on Independence Day.

F-16′s will lead the way from the Cherry Grove area at 1 p.m. before arriving in Myrtle Beach by 1:03 p.m. and then Pawleys Island at 1:06 p.m. C-17′s and other aircraft will follow suit from Cherry Grove at 1:05 p.m., passing by Myrtle Beach at 1:06 p.m. and arriving in Pawleys Island by 1:14 p.m.

Many people asked if the event would be delayed as heavy downpours and lightning hit Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. On its Facebook page, the administrators of the page said that due to logistical reasons, they could not postpone and that they were in the air now.

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The planes will head down the South Carolina coast after passing by the Grand Strand, ending their flight in the Beaufort area by around 2 p.m.

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