Independence Day celebrations are occurring across these United States. My community has an annual parade, then a fireworks spectacular in the evening. In years past our young children rode their decorated bikes down the shaded tree-lined boulevard past our city Memorial Park. At night some years we parked in a Claremont Colleges parking lot to observe the sky-filled fireworks, missing only the ground displays since we weren't in the grandstands.
Other years we drove part way up Mt. Baldy Road parking in a pull off spot overlooking the entire mountain valley allowing us to view fireworks displays in a multitude of communities. Recent years I've attended with friends open-air spectacular concert extravaganzas about which I've written here previously. I'm quite content some years to observe TV's colorful 4th of July coverage in locations around the U.S. One TV favorite of mine is the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Here's our ".. traditional July 4th celebration in Claremont, a city 25 miles east of LA, with games, booths, marching bands and, of course, fireworks. July 4th 2006."
Here are a couple of colorful fireworks displays from other communities in recent years:
Seattle Fireworks: 4th of July 2005
4th of July fireworks in Boston 2006
HAPPY 4th OF JULY TO ALL!