One of the best parts of the Forth of July are the fireworks. Seeing all the bright colors and shapes in the sky bring the biggest smile to my face. Besides being absolutely beautiful, they are also great memory makers. When I look back at the pictures of fireworks I’ve taken for various Fourth of July celebrations, I’m always reminded of the great times I had with friends and family.
This year, I went to the Forth of July fireworks in McComb. They were at the community park, and to be completely honest, I was not anticipating the enormous turnout. Young families with children, war veterans, the most adorable dogs you’ve ever seen, and everything and everyone in between were there. All we could hear was laughter, sparklers, and words of patriotism from those around us. We were able to find a spot on the water, and it couldn’t have been better. It was absolutely incredible to see the fireworks going off in all different directions, reflecting off the water on a perfectly clear night.
People cheered and applauded as the fireworks came to a close, and I couldn’t help but look over at the man in front of me. He was wearing a hat that stated he was a Veteran of the Korean War, and he looked so happy to be able to sit with his family and admire the beautiful sky. I was, and continue to be, so thankful for all the freedoms we have in America, and I could not stop thinking about how proud I was to be able to sit by him and what the celebration for Forth of July really means. It’s not about the cookouts or the sales at the mall (even though those are great), but rather a celebration and appreciation of our freedoms, our history, and our pride as the greatest country in the world.
Below are a few pictures I took of the fireworks in McComb, enjoy!