Thursday, July 5, 2007
As I write this on Monday afternoon, the fireworks are “on” at the NWSCC. (I may or may not have those initials right — and I belong to it!)
After a couple days of nice rain, the coordinators at the NorthWest Side Civic Club in Harmontown went to town and got the fireworks. The dry conditions have been so bad lately, that for a while, it didn’t appear the civic club would be able to shoot them off Wednesday night.
For many years, some of us would take the girls to the Mississippi River in Memphis to watch the fireworks. (It’s been suggested that at 11 and 9, the “girls” might object to being called baby girls.)
Last year, I took them to the carnival and fireworks at the civic club in Harmontown, which is very close to our church and just right down the road from our house.
I was prepared to be nice and say “Oh, they were good.” Turns out, I was amazed and the fireworks were spectacular!
So this year, we’re headed back down the road again for the fireworks, mightily relieved that it rained enough to have the show.
I think last year one of my favorite things was the patriotic music played during the show. I tend to be on the extremely patriotic side and was just delighted to hear The National Anthem, God Bless America, etc. and see all the kids and adults alike singing along.
One of my favorite patriotic songs is by Lee Greenwood -- “I’m Proud to be an American.” The song was made popular again after Sept. 11, and I was glad to hear it played last year at the fireworks.
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