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4th of July: US Independence Day Celebrations

World | Associated Press | July 5, 2017, 10:54 am
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 Participants carry an American flag during the 4th of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians waved flags and sang patriotic songs at Independence Day parades across the state. (Image: AP)

Participants carry an American flag during the 4th of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians waved flags and sang patriotic songs at Independence Day parades across the state. (Image: AP)

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 A 15 foot-tall Uncle Sam marches in the annual East Sacramento 4th of July parade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians wave flags and san patriot songs at Independence Day parades across the state. (Image: AP)

A 15 foot-tall Uncle Sam marches in the annual East Sacramento 4th of July parade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians wave flags and san patriot songs at Independence Day parades across the state. (Image: AP)

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 Eric White of Charleston, S.C., wears his eagle mask while walking with his family, including Molly, 7, at Navy Pier in Chicago on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

Eric White of Charleston, S.C., wears his eagle mask while walking with his family, including Molly, 7, at Navy Pier in Chicago on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 A group of girls twirl red, white, and blue colored pom-poms before the start of the annual Sauganash Fourth of July Parade and Picnic, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago. (Image: AP)

A group of girls twirl red, white, and blue colored pom-poms before the start of the annual Sauganash Fourth of July Parade and Picnic, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago. (Image: AP)

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 1st Lt. Alexandra Borza of the U.S. Army Field Band conducts the Soldiers' Chorus during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

1st Lt. Alexandra Borza of the U.S. Army Field Band conducts the Soldiers' Chorus during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

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 Bob Pratt drives his Snoopy bi-plane down the street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Lake Forest, Calif., on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

Bob Pratt drives his Snoopy bi-plane down the street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Lake Forest, Calif., on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Andy Grammer performs during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

Andy Grammer performs during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

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 Bob Pratt drives his Snoopy bi-plane down the street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Lake Forest, Calif., on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

Bob Pratt drives his Snoopy bi-plane down the street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Lake Forest, Calif., on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, speaks from the Truman Balcony at the Fourth of July picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Washington. (Image: AP)

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, speaks from the Truman Balcony at the Fourth of July picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Washington. (Image: AP)

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 With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (Image: AP)

With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial, left, Washington Monument, center, and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, during the Fourth of July celebration. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial, left, Washington Monument, center, and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, during the Fourth of July celebration. (Image: AP)

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 Andy Grammer performs during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

Andy Grammer performs during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks burst over the Memorial Bridge during Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

Fireworks burst over the Memorial Bridge during Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 With the New York City skyline in the background, fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (Image: AP)

With the New York City skyline in the background, fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks shoot from the Hatch Shell as confetti falls during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

Fireworks shoot from the Hatch Shell as confetti falls during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode during an Independence Day celebration at Navy Pier in Chicago on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode during an Independence Day celebration at Navy Pier in Chicago on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 With the New York City skyline in the background, fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (Image: AP)

With the New York City skyline in the background, fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks burst over the Memorial Bridge and Lincoln Memorial during Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)

Fireworks burst over the Memorial Bridge and Lincoln Memorial during Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Image: AP)