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Happy 4th of July! Are fireworks still the best way to represent it?

  1. Johnathan L Groom profile image62
    Johnathan L Groomposted 5 years ago

    Yes, of course!  We are a freed people, with writers and artists, doctors and lawyers, good and bad!  We are a melting-pot, and I hope we are unified forever!  I am from here, that is your culture, you eat my delicacies!!!  America is great!...I love fireworks!...Why is America great to you?!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Happy fourth!!

      Rituals like fireworks are good to show your appreciation for the birthday of this nation.

      Most Americans are accommodating..

  2. Johnathan L Groom profile image62
    Johnathan L Groomposted 5 years ago

    Happy fourth to you as well!

  3. Chaotic Chica profile image85
    Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago


    I talked to a friend yesterday (a us soldier) and asked if they were going to be able to light off fireworks where he was in the middle east and he said "nah. but we don't have to. we see the fire works every night."

    As a veteran I still have plenty of friends left in and they all say the same thing.  The sight of enemy fire exploding in the night aiming for our soldiers combining with return fire is just as impressive now as it was then; the principles behind men and women loyaly fighting for love of country are the same as well.

  4. Hugh Williamson profile image89
    Hugh Williamsonposted 5 years ago

    The fireworks still thrill me like they did as a kid. Family picnics and visits are fun but the fireworks is the best part. (That and the freedom that we're celebrating).

    We "observe" many holidays but we "celebrate" the 4th, and that's as it should be IMO.

    Happy 4th.

  5. Aficionada profile image93
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    We had a wonderful fireworks display here. (Just got back from it a short while ago.) It was held at the county fairgrounds - for the first time, I believe - and they had vendors, a live band, a radio station broadcast.  It was an exciting time, a real community celebration.

    The fireworks display was gorgeous.  I'm stunned to see the way they keep changing and tweaking and adding new types of explosions year after year.  There is real artistry in each individual explosion and in the entire show as a whole - an exciting blend of art and science.

    Do any of you here know anyone who has worked in fireworks design or manufacture?

    Happy Fourth (still for the West Coast, anyway) big_smile!