A Fourth of July to Remember
Independence Day 2021
Independence Day 2021 signaled a return to normalcy;
Last year, celebrations took on an entirely different persona than in years past. Concerns related to the global pandemic meant that most Americans only saw what fireworks their neighbors set off, if any at all.
“4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” from New York City, 2021
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular from New York City returned in full force as the nation’s largest Independence Day fireworks show. More than 50,000 pounds of fireworks are launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and from barges on the East River every year. Television cameras once again captured the show from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The presentation below is the complete 26-minute fireworks show, including the live grand finale from Sunday night.
Plus, we have added a list of popular patriotic songs often heard around this celebratory time of year. View our list of patriotic music — maybe there's a new song to add to your own playlist!
Independence Day Music, 2021
Of course, fireworks aren't the only feature of Independence Day entertainment. Patriotic music also abounds. Here is a curated list of songs we have found to be popular throughout the 4th of July season. We couldn't possibly list all of the songs that were originally on our list, so we narrowed the list to these nine unanimous choices (in no particular order).
- This Land is Your Land, by Woodie Guthrie
- Back In The U.S.A., by Chuck Berry
- Stars and Stripes Forever, performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra
- Hail to the Chief, performed by the United States Marine Band
- Living in the Promised Land, by Willie Nelson
- America the Beautiful, performed by Ray Charles
- The Promise of Living, by Aaron Copland
- The Fourth of July (1912), by Charles Ives
- The Star Spangled Banner, performed by Whitney Houston
Want Easier Access to Patriotic Music?
Check out our Independence Day Spotify playlist!
Share Your Fourth of July Celebrations!
Send us your pictures of your own Independence Day festivities, American flags, flagpoles, ropes, or other accessories! We would be honored to feature your photography in our blog or on Facebook. Remember, photos of damaged flags and accessories are valuable, too.
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