Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

I love the Fourth. The flags, the parades, the marches, the baseball, the patriotic songs, the oratorical treacle, the barbecue, the fireworks.

I just hate them every other day.

We have out-of-town visitors this Fourth, but they are going to be on their own, as we have a big league ballgame to go to and a previous committment with friends. What our visitors are doing, however, is the one event I recommend to anyone visiting Washington on a future Indpendence Day. And that's "A Capitol Fourth," National Symphony Orchestra concert on the Capitol lawn, with celebrity entertainers and a finale of the "1812 Overture" leading into the fireworks on the National Mall.


Note that despite the time listed in the linked newspaper article, "A Capitol Fourth" is broadcast on PBS at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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