Springfield Celebrates the 4th of July

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Waiting for the parade

As most everyone knows, July 4 is Independence Day in the USA, celebrating the day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia. Americans love to celebrate the Fourth. Festivities large and small occur across the country ranging from large scale celebrations at the National Mall in Washignton, DC, and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, to local activites in numerous comminuty parks and neighborhoods. Children love to decorate their wagons, trikes, and bikes and parades occur.

Our Springfield neighborhood puts on its own 4th of July parade. Drew and Julia participated in years past when they were in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and now its fun to see how all the newer families get involved. After the parade there is an ice cream social at the neighborhood elementary school. Here are photos from this year.

Rain came in the early evening, but cleared in time for fireworks. Many people in the neighborhod go in to Washington to see the fireworks on the National Mall or to Fairfax City to see the professional display there. Our fireworks tradition is to stroll around the neigborhood to see what's going on locally.

missandrea81 says:
I sat on my balcony watching the fireworks. lol I probably saw the ones going of in Springfield! ;)
Posted on: Jul 14, 2008
tvillingmarit says:
Nice to see the hole community participating. Just the same in Norway 17th of May. But I cant see that you have marching bands?
Posted on: Jul 05, 2008
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Waiting for the parade
Waiting for the parade
Waiting for the parade
Waiting for the parade
A fire truck leads off
A fire truck leads off
Here comes the parade!
Here comes the parade!
Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts
Color Guard
Color Guard
Piper
Piper
Everyone joins in!
Everyone joins in!
Handing out stuff
Handing out stuff
Politicians greet the crowd
Politicians greet the crowd
Dance unit
Dance unit
Tricked out bike
Tricked out bike
Swim teams
Swim teams
Little Miss Springfield
Little Miss Springfield
Classic cars
Classic cars
More classic cars
More classic cars
Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream!
Ice Cream!
Entertainment
Entertainment
Springfields county School Board …
Springfield's county School Board…
Irish Step Dancing
Irish Step Dancing
Irish Step Dancing
Irish Step Dancing
Irish Step Dancing
Irish Step Dancing
Everyone loves a fire engine!
Everyone loves a fire engine!
Fairfax County firefighters
Fairfax County firefighters
Decorated trikes
Decorated trikes
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Neighborhood Fireworks
Springfield
photo by: Zagnut66