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Op-Ed: 'Celebrate America': A July 4th celebration in Manassas, Va. Special

By Leigh Goessl     Jul 5, 2012 in Lifestyle
Manassas - Yesterday Manassas, Va. held its annual Independence Day celebration, complete with carnival and fireworks. Thousands of people came out to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities.
Celebrate America kicked off in the late afternoon with rides, live music and concessions.
Some locals have said Manassas' show is one of the best in the area, and I'd never been to this particular show, so decided this year I'd spend the Fourth of July in Old Town Manassas. I'd parked a few blocks away from the museum I'd visited recently and found a great place to watch the show right next to the museum's parking lot.
Many people had arrived early to set up blankets or tents, and some brought picnics to spend the afternoon, awaiting in anticipation the dazzling fireworks.
As it has been for the last week, yesterday's weather was still blazing.
With the scorching temperatures  the water balloon launching game was a popular one.
With the scorching temperatures, the water balloon launching game was a popular one.
Celebrate America spread out for several blocks with music, dancing, and rides.
As the 9:15 p.m. edged closer everyone began to venture back to their designated viewing spots and awaited the show. For a few moments there, we were thinking another storm was about to blow in, but the drizzling and a brief showing of nature's fireworks quickly passed and the Fourth of July fireworks show went on. As anticipated, it was spectacular.
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