INDEPENDENCE DAY 2013: THE SPECTACULAR 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY..LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!

 Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July celebrations, Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Washington

Spectacular fireworks displays dazzle across the country as Americans celebrate Independence Day 2013

By Daily Mail Reporter

Americans around the country flocked to local parks and riverbanks to  celebrated July Fourth with spectacular fireworks displays after a day of patriotic parades and other Independence Day activities.

Glittering explosions erupted over iconic skylines of New York, Washington D.C. and Boston this evening after President Obama urged citizens in his July 4th speech to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence.

In New York, the Statue of Liberty reopened for the first time since Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom eight months ago.

Hundreds lined up Thursday to be among the first to board boats destined for Lady Liberty.

Nationwide, Boston prepared to host its first large gathering since the marathon bombing that killed three and injured hundreds, and Philadelphia, Washington and New Orleans geared up for large holiday concerts.

 
Independence Day fireworks light the sky over Washington D.C.Independence Day fireworks light the sky over Washington D.C.
 
The spectacular fireworks were seen over the US Capitol and Washington Monument July 4, 2013The spectacular fireworks were seen over the US Capitol and Washington Monument July 4, 2013
 
Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July celebrations, Thursday, July 4, 2013 in WashingtonFireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July celebrations, Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Washington

A Civil War reenactment commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg drew as many as 40,000 people to Pennsylvania. In Arizona, sober tributes were planned for 19 firefighters who died this week battling a blaze near Yarnell.

In his weekly radio address from Washington, Obama urged Americans to work to secure liberty and opportunity for their own children and future generations. The first family was to host U.S. servicemen and women at the White House for a cookout.

Atlanta and Alaska planned holiday runs – thousands were racing up a 3,022-foot peak in Seward. In New Orleans, the Essence Festival celebrating black culture and music kicked off along the riverfront.

The celebratory mood turned somber in Oklahoma and Maine with fatal accidents during parades. In Edmond, Okla., a boy died after being run over by a float near the end of the town’s LibertyFest parade. In Bangor, Maine, the driver of a tractor in the parade was killed after the vehicle was struck by an old fire truck.

In Boston, attendance for the city’s celebration appeared down, with crowds on the Charles River Esplanade seeming smaller than in recent years while a robust law enforcement presence greeted revelers gathering for a performance by the Boston Pops and a fireworks display.

 
The iconic Washington skyline of the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial serve as a backdrop for the U.S. national birthday celebration each yearThe iconic Washington skyline of the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial serve as a backdrop for the U.S. national birthday celebration each year
 
People watch fireworks burst behind the Washington Monument on the National Mall July 4, 2013 in Washington, DCPeople watch fireworks burst behind the Washington Monument on the National Mall July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC
 

Fireworks light up the statue of Simon Bolivar during Independence Day celebrations on July 4, 2013

Fireworks light up the statue of Simon Bolivar during Independence Day celebrations on July 4, 2013

 
Scaffolding is seen on the Washington Monument, which is being repaired after an earthquake in 2011, as fireworks burst it on the National Mall July 4, 2013Scaffolding is seen on the Washington Monument, which is being repaired after an earthquake in 2011, as fireworks burst it on the National Mall July 4, 2013
 
People watch the impressive display from boats in the riverPeople watch the impressive display from boats in the river
 
Fireworks burst over the Hatch Shell during the finale of the Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert in Boston, Thursday, July 4, 2013Fireworks burst over the Hatch Shell during the finale of the Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert in Boston, Thursday, July 4, 2013
 
Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July celebrations, Thursday, July 4, 2013Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July celebrations, Thursday, July 4, 2013

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2 thoughts on “INDEPENDENCE DAY 2013: THE SPECTACULAR 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY..LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!

  1. 4th of July;
    In America: Independence day.
    In Europe, after Snowden’s revelations about the US’s spying: Dependence Day

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