Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Day: July 4, 2010, Miramar, Florida

I spent the last 20 minutes digging around the internet for some information about picnics and activities and fireworks that are going to take place in Miramar, Florida this year. (You didn't think I was going to say Tulsa, Oklahoma, did you?) I also double and triple-checked the spelling for "Independence" despite being 99.9% confident I knew my spelling was correct. You see, for three days now, I've passed the parents' message board at my kid's school (daycare) that wished me a Happy Independance Day, but of course that is in Pembroke Pines. LOL.

Anyway, it seems in the past few years there were contests and activities and concerts and pie-eating contests, but I didn't find any of that this year. They may exist, and if you know something I don't, please tell me. But it appears to me that this year will be more low-key, as the City of Miramar is suggesting you make the evening into a family picnic, bringing your own refreshments and blankets and watching the 9pm fireworks display afterward.

This is directly from the City's website:

July 4th 2010

The City of Miramar and All Service Refuse will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th with a special fireworks display at 9 p.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway.

Make it a very special family evening picnic and bring your own refreshments, blankets and chairs. Safety regulations prohibit fireworks, glass bottles, sparklers and animals at this event.

Admission to the park is $1.50 per person. Children 5 and under are free.

For further information, please call (954) 602-3319.

Anyway, besides the fireworks, I hope all of you will be displaying an American Flag where you live and spend some time teaching your children what the Fourth of July is all about. Besides just the historical aspects, teach them the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star-Spangled Banner and a few other patriotic songs like God Bless America and how to properly display and fold the Flag.

Pledge of Allegiance

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Have a wonderful holiday! Be safe! Watch your kids! Don't drink and drive!

1 comment:

Rob said...

Did anyone else make it to see the fireworks? I thought the presentation was very nice, and my two kids enjoyed it, too. 30 minutes is just the right amount of time.

My wife actually wanted to buy Raspberry Wine Vinaigrette dressing of all things, so we ended up seeing the fireworks from the Super Target parking lot after she bought it. Good view too!