It wouldn’t seem like July 4th without the CRACK of fireworks.
Remember, though, that fireworks are dangerous, and illegal for the general public to possess in many areas–including New York City.
So instead, why not grab a hot dog, kick back, and let Macy’s or our flag-draped Miss Liberty run the show?
Miss Liberty, at dawn’s first peep,
Awakes the echoes from their sleep.
Miss Liberty, at noon doth make,
With cannon’s blast the earth to shake.
Miss Liberty, with hearty cheer,
At sunset rends the atmosphere.
Miss Liberty, quite debonair,
Ends the day with rocket’s flare.”
Happy Independence Day from the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library staff!
This post is by Joseph Ditta, Reference Archivist.