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Fireworks have always amazed me.  I love the magic of the bursting colors in the sky and the booming sounds that follow.  The display seems even better when the fireworks are over a lake or in an echoing canyon.  This Fourth of July,  we were happy to watch from the edge of a boat dock at Lake Kiowa, Texas

Here are a few of my favorite fireworks from July 4th, 2017.


The Fourth of July is an American celebration of independence and adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

  • The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. (history.com)

How do you celebrate the Fourth of July in your community?  Share your holiday celebration in the comment section below.

For those of you who live in another country – Do you have a similar type of celebration in your country?  Tell us about it in the comment section below.




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