Independence Day – Fireworks

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Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate Independence Day, I’m sharing a photo from my archives — it’s of an Independence Day fireworks display that was done in conjunction with an orchestral concert (post-ballgame). Sadly, I don’t remember the details, but I do remember that the fireworks were lovely, and the music was too.

It’s always interesting to pull out old photographs like this and look at them. I find myself smiling at how digital art techniques have improved over the years, how something that was new and cutting edge 15 years ago is now quite dated and elementary. Regardless, here’s a throwback from years ago:

Independence Day - Cotton Candy + Fireworks -

And then, I figured a poem was in order to celebrate Independence Day… so here you are!

Independence Day

A day steeped in history,
the celebration of our nation
and our freedom to pursue
life as we deem fit.

A day whose meaning is
overshadowed by fireworks,
forgotten except as a vacation.

Do we remember our roots?
Is our past forgotten?
Our independence came at a price.
Let us never forget that fact.

Patriotic Crafts + Such

If you’re looking for some patriotic crafts to do with your children to celebrate today, check out this Patriotic Artwork Activity for Kids, or Patriotic Painting (Outdoor Fun).

You may also like this post on dealing with sensitive kids and fireworks — one of my tips is featured there.

2 Responses

  1. Debbie

    This photo was taken at the last concert my mother ever heard me play, Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra July 4th concert, 1998. Of course, we played 1812 Overture probably when this photo was taken.

    Happy Independence Day!

  2. Betsy Finn

    Yes, that’s it! (Thanks mom… knew someone would remember the details…who better than my own mother? 🙂 )