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Photo by Mark Andre

“The 17-minute display will be held on Sunday, July 4, starting at 9:09 p.m., launching from the Reflecting Pool”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, following President Biden’s announcement about Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall, Mayor Bowser echoed the President’s enthusiasm and called on Americans nationwide to celebrate the holiday in Washington, DC. The announcement comes just days after DC fully reopened, lifting capacity limits as residents and workers continue to be vaccinated and health metrics continue to improve.

“DC is open and ready to welcome back visitors to celebrate the way we came together as a city and as a nation this year. We have shown once again that when we come together, there is nothing we can’t do,” said Mayor Bowser. “We thank President Biden and his team for acting with urgency to get the vaccine to the American people so that we could save lives, get our country open, and celebrate together once again.”

After making incredible progress with getting Americans vaccinated and getting the nation back open for business, President Biden announced today that he will host essential workers and military families on the South Lawn to celebrate the Fourth of July. The District will support the White House in hosting the traditional Fourth of July fireworks celebration on the National Mall. Read More

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Holy mackerel – thanks to Nick for sending: “Received on May 24th, 2021”

And thanks to all who’ve been continuing to send in their ‘Last Christmas Tree’ finds. Katherine writes:

“The motherlode found in Mt Pleasant this morning!” Read More

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Caption Contest!!

Thanks to Daniel for sending this magnificent capture from AU Park yesterday. It’s been a minute since we’ve had a caption contest and I can think of no better photo to resume than this one. And I’ve got some new shirts to the winner and runner up get one! Your captions in the comments and I’m thinking you can pick up at our next happy hour in late June if the world stays on the rails!! Stay tuned for more on that front.

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Thanks to Audrey for sending: “I got this little tree from Ace Hardware the week of Thanksgiving and kept it up until today because it wasn’t losing needles. I kinda felt bad taking it down when it was still going strong, but my husband (logically) reminded me that it’s March.” Read More

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