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Fourth of July lights up the sky

By: Marie W. Conway

Date Posted: 1999-06-26

And the countdown begins. One of my favorite times of the year is the Fourth of July holiday. For the past 223 years, Americans have celebrated the Fourth of July as recognition of our independence from Britain. This yearís celebration brings a breath of freedom to the air and provides time to relax with family and friends. People rejoice this holiday through fireworks and many other activities.

In the States, depending on where you live, the fireworks can be seen from such diverse places as beaches, lakes, or football stadiums. The fireworks shows usually last from 30 minutes to an hour. On this festive day, friends and family gather to celebrate the Independence Day with home firecrackers, barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor activities.

It is a time not only for children but for the adults as well. Those who are very patriotic wear red, white, and blue clothing. Throughout the crowds you can hear the "oohs" and "aahs" as the fireworks explode with grandeur with many enjoying the sounds of explosions as much as the visual array of colors.

My personal favorites are the white sparkling bursts that glitter through the black of the night sky. They always remind me of shooting stars. On the 3rd of July, I usually pray for clear skies and good weather for the upcoming holiday. I get up early on the 4th and anticipate the fireworks show all day. My ideal 4th is spent with my family and friends on the beach barbecuing, relaxing in the sun, and playing in the water. Iím like a little kid at Christmas on this day. At night, I like to invite some friends over to enjoy the fireworks display from our rooftop. Everyone is munching on American style snack foods, like grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, chips and dip, and brownies or pies, while they anxiously wait for the entertainment to begin. Then out of the black of night, the fireworks rocket majestically toward the star lit skies. My eyes gleam with wonder as the skies are filled with light.

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