American pride on display in North Myrtle Beach

There was a sea of flags in North Myrtle Beach Thursday for the July 4th American Pride March.

Volunteers wearing red, white and blue marched with flags from the north and south ends of the city.

They carried the American flag, South Carolina state flag, and the POW MIA flag.

Their march spanned the full eight miles of beach in the city.

"People out there in their bathing suits enjoying the 4th of July and they stand up. They have their little flags. They salute," Janet Spencer said. That's part of the reason she likes to participate each year.

Every half mile, the flags were passed to a new team.

The teams met on Main Street, where the flags were given to a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and an active duty soldier.

Then they were raised on the flag pole at the horseshoe.

American Legion Post 186 in Little River sponsored the march.