|1st Virginia Regiment's battalion gun crew beneath the fireworks.|
"...the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. . . . It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
-John Adams to his wife Abigail, 1776.
|Firing demonstration on the lawn|