Ahh, Independence Day. The blazing heat, the cookouts, the booze. Togetherness. And then there’s the fireworks. Everyone knows about the iconic show on the Mall, the Washington Monument serving as stoic backdrop. Thousands of cheering, sweaty people. This is our Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
The National Park Service put on a grand pyrotechnic display as always, for about 15 minutes last night. Quite the celebration. But everyone who lives in the city knows about the real party – the neighborhood fireworks. The enthusiasm never ceases to astonish. People from all over the city set off fireworks for hours, peppering the night sky like candles on a panoramic birthday cake.