I have always been impressed with the patriotic spirit these communities have displayed. Arriving here five years ago, we attended our first Riverfront Park Fourth of July celebration and was simply amazed at how beautiful and wonderful the event was. The performers were great, and the fireworks were tremendous. The police were courteous and helpful and the park with it's shade trees helped with the heat. It's a day my wife and I will always remember with great fondness.
And now that Murfreesboro will be moving their celebration to McNight Park, we'll be able to enjoy their celebration better by seeing it from our front porch. Wow.
Thanks goes out from us to our communities, for having such great planners and coordinators who work to bring us this type of patriotic enjoyment year after year.
It was great being able to see the show in my yard for the last 11 years. Sad now I won't be able to see it from here. I won't make the drive into the crowd. If I was going to do that I'd go see the show in Nashville. Instead I plan to go to the lake and watch the fireworks there. Thanks M'boro for the past 11 years.
I, too, am sad it's moving as we've had a tradition for the last 7 years of inviting over friends and family, grilling in our backyard and then going to the Hobgood ballfield to watch the MTSU firework show. I'm with Trvlace... if we wanted to deal with the crowds, we'd go to Nashville. Guess we'll miss seeing a show at least for this year. :(
I went to the celebration last year and it was beautiful.I love the 4th of July and everything that it represents. I love being with my family and friends however, the one thing that gets to me is when the show opens and the National Anthem is played and people just sit there and don't even stand up.I saw alot of people do this last year.This year I won't be able to make it because I am serving in Iraq.I have known people here who have made the ultimate sacrifice not to mention sacrifice over the past, and there are people who cannot sacrifice a few moments to honor our country and those who have gone before it to protect it.If this is you please show respect.
"Free, family friendly fun at the Celebration Under the Stars starts at 5 p.m. and fireworks will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4th. From 5-8 p.m., there will be games and activities for the kids, including inflatables and face painting, MPRD spokesman Jeni Brinkman said." Only problem was the fireworks were already over at 9pm.
I am sure a lot of folks was disappointed this year. Every where it was advertised that the fireworks would start at 9 p.m. and for years that is when they started. This year, they started early. I wonder why they decided to start almost 30 minutes early this year.
With all the news coverage of Steve Mcnair yesterday, it was quite easy to see that rain was moving our way. I'm glad to see that they made the common sense decision to start the fireworks early, rather than have them get soaked by the storm that came through at 9:00. Not to mention the potential danger of having so many folks outside at that particular moment. I found it to be a very wise decision.
I have to agree with Hamilton, and I do Salute you and all veterans. I am a USAF vet myself, and I have a habit of coming to attention when the flag goes by in a parade, and even when the National Anthem is played before a Football game or the start of a NASCAR race, I have habit of standing during the playing of it. This year I am flying a new flag along with the Stars and Stripes, it is the Honor and Remember flag which is for all those who have made the supreme sacrifice. Go to www.HonorandRemember.org. Sign the petition, and fly this flag, I do. God Bless you Hamilton and all your Comrades in Arms for protecting me and my family here in the United States of America. God Bless America......