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Photo via Secretary David Bernhardt

Secretary David Bernhardt tweets yesterday:

“It’s going to be another BIG firework show in DC this year! Thank you Fireworks by Grucci for making another generous donation to the @NatlParkService!”

From WMATA:

“Metro today announced service plans for July 4, 2020, including extended service at selected stations following the Salute to America fireworks display on the National Mall. While it is not known how many visitors will attend the event due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all indications are that crowds will be much lighter than in past years. However, because the event may result in a modest increase in Metro’s ridership versus current levels, Metro will run more frequent trains and extend service beyond 9 p.m. at designated stations closest to the National Mall. Read More

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Thanks to a reader for sending the scene above from Shaw. Our June fireworks bonanza continued to the joy of some and the chagrin of many others last night. Conspiracies abound though as I’ve said before, D.C. is no stranger to earlier fireworks displays – however this year’s displays seem to be much louder than previous years. Also of note, these displays are not limited to one neighborhood or area but have been reported all over the District from Shaw to H Street to Tenleytown to SW and beyond. Etegamist passes an interesting theory: Read More

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