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Marine Corps planes perform annual July 4 patriotic military flyover at South Carolina beaches

Military planes from South Carolina bases flew over the state’s beaches in an Independence Day patriotic salute.

The event called "Salute from the Shore" is in its 10th year.

F-18 jets from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort started their journey at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cherry Grove. They flew southwest over South Carolina’s beaches to around Beaufort about 1:35 p.m.

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A slower C-17 Globemaster from Joint Base Charleston followed five minutes later, reaching the southern part of the state’s coast around 1:55 p.m.

The organizers of the Salute from the Shore encouraged anyone at the beach to wear red, white and blue, carry a big flag to honor the U.S. and post pictures to the group’s website.

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