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The fireworks show started at ten p.m. with the playing of the first verse of The Star-Spangled Banner. Almost everyone stood up and placed their hand over their heart while The Star-Spangled Banner was played over the radio. A lot of people sung along.
I've been to Fourth of July celebrations in Washington DC and Philadelphia, as well as many other local celebrations. I don't think I've ever felt as much of a pride, a patriotic spirit, as I felt standing with my fellow Americans on the bank on the Scioto River singing the national anthem.
My digital camera has a three second shutter delay, so I didn't always get a good picture of the fireworks explosion. I liked the way the explosions looked framed by the branch of the tree I was standing under, so I left the branch in the pictures.
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