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      5th Salute from the Shore flies along SC coast

      Carrie Ramsey Hobbs

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Fourth of July has been 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 will not be able to fly. Instead, vintage aircraft will fly 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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