ConRep2 Firework - Courtney Arnold July 25, 2009 MUL 2010 -...

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Courtney Arnold July 25, 2009 MUL 2010 - Hoffer 5030 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular - July 4th, 2009 at 9 p.m. Concert Report 2 Word Count: 1,510 Independence Day in the United States is celebrated July 4th every year to commemorate when the United States of America signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring freedom from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is celebrated usually with fireworks, family and community barbecues, parades, baseball games, and among other traditions. July the Fourth is a day of history and a glorious blessing that we, the people, were given on this date to allow us the liberties we have now in this country. This year is the United States celebrated their 233rd year of independence from Great Britain. I am nineteen years old and not until I took this class did I realize they showed fireworks on TV on the Fourth of July. I also never realized they played music when they shot the fireworks off. Most of the Independence Days of my life I spent on vacation or at a family picnic shooting off our own fireworks, so I never thought about them being shown on TV. When I saw on the calendar that watching them and commenting on the music was an option for our concert reports, I decided to figure out what this was all about. I chose to watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. I thought it was amazing. The crowd and performers were so lively and patriotic on our nation’s holiday. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular was hosted by Tiki Barber and Natalie Morales at 9 p.m. on July 4th, 2009 on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the Hudson Rive, New York City. Macy’s chose the Hudson River this year over the traditional East River to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River. This was the biggest pyrotechnic show ever in America. It featured more than 40,000 shells on six barges, which exploded at a rate of 1,500 per minute. The fireworks were beautiful and they were synchronized to many great songs, like “Proud Mary” and “Shenandoah.” After a short introduction of tonight’s festivities by Tiki and Natalie, Rob Thomas performed his latest single, “Her Diamonds.” It was a good start to the night. Not very patriotic
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