14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

The Fourth of July is almost here. And what better way to get in the right frame of mind than sharing a bit of history about the day, AND 14 Images of Fireworks.

We all know that the Fourth of July is ALL about the fireworks. But do you know why that is? Well as it turns out, this tradition actually does date back to America gaining it’s independence.

On July 4th, 1977; the people of Philadelphia came together to watch their new nation’s sky illuminated in a grand display meant to raise spirits. They wanted to do this because the nation was still in the midst of the Revolutionary War.

“I think they wanted to create a morale booster, and it worked,” James R. Heintze, author of The Fourth of July Encyclopedia, told USA Today. “The news spread, and Fourth of July celebrations with fireworks took hold quickly in other places.”

John Adams even wrote his wife a letter the day before. In that letter he said:

“I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival,” he wrote. “It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

Well Mr. Adams, you will be happy to know that this day has remained very festive after all these years. Probably even more than you could have ever imagined.

Now with the history lesson out of the way, we present to you…

 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth


14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Fireworks burst over Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 2, 2011. The 374th Force Support Squadron provided Yokota residents and their guests with events for all ages. The day kicked off with the firecracker 5K run and a wide variety of activities throughout the day to include go-carts, a petting zoo, live entertainment, food and fireworks.

Photo: DVIDSHUB


14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Joe Penniston


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Miroslav Petrasko


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: peaceful-jp-scenery


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Miss Barabanov


14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Tim Hamilton


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: peaceful-jp-scenery


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Chung-Yung Chiu


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Ian Sanderson


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Christian Lambert


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Victoria Pickering


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Carl Revell


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: adzla


 

14 Images of Fireworks That Will Get You Psyched For The Fourth

Photo: Anthony Quintano


 

Still wanting to see some pretty great pictures of fireworks? Well, we have you covered there too! Just head on over to Flickr using this link.

 

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