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It seems wherever in the USA you are on the 4th of July this year there will be plenty of colour.

Possibly the best place to watch a pyrotechnic display this time around will be the Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens.

As most displays won’t actually get going until in some cases as late as 9:30pm, the good folks of Washington get to witness a stunning “Day Time Display”.

The event starts at 9:30am with a reading of the Declaration of Independence from the First Virginia Regiment on the bowling green.
At 12:00pm the annual red, white & blue concert starts, with 80 of the best musicians from all the states of the US, with all the musicians being retired ex-military bandsmen representing every branch of the US forces.

At 12:45 the patriotic music will reach a climax, and signal a red, white and blue pyrotechnic smoke display will be fired over the Potomac River.

Also, George and Martha Washington will be presiding over the festivities with a Birthday cake for all and a special Independence Day naturalization ceremony for America's 100 newest citizens with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The following describes one of the most important battles of the war, leading to the independence we know today.

The Washington – Rochambeau Route to Victory, Yorktown Battlefield (The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.)

The unofficial meaning of the colours are:
RED for valour and hardiness
WHITE to mean purity and innocence
BLUE for vigilance, perseverance, and justice

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