Red, white and blue at the beach

Red, white and blue at the beach

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Special July 4th celebrations are being held across the Lowcountry Monday, but for some, nothing beats a day by the beach.

"Good people, good food, good drinks, great weather," Chas Perry, of West Ashley, said. "According to the weatherman, it was supposed to be raining, but we've got nothing but sunshine out here, and we're having a blast."

Perry visited Folly Beach Monday, along with thousands of other beachgoers taking advantage of the holiday's sunny skies.

Many visitors agree there's no better way to spend the nation's birthday.

"To get out in the sun and show off our patriotism," Zoey, of Virgina, said. "The beach is where everyone comes and has fun and everything. It's just a fun place to go."
"It's the best place to be, I've heard," Will Mason said. "I'm just the tourist, I'm along for the ride." 

Games, great waves, good food coupled with red, white and blue memorabilia decorated the sand near Folly Beach pier. It's a day one local Navy man summed up in a few words.

"Freedom. America," Duncan, stationed in Goose Creek, said.
It's a day of American pride and American history.
"All the work that you put in to be part of the Navy, why I fight for this country," Duncan said. "It helps me remember that. Why I'm fighting and serving."
"It just gives you a certain feeling, this certain day," Zoey, who also serves in the Navy, said. "You're really proud of the country and what we come from and what we're doing to further ourselves."
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