July 1 2011|06.00 AM UTC

Stan Reybern

Fourth of July Celebrations

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The Fourth of July, a time for barbeques, pool parties and, of course, fireworks. However, firework displays are not free to put on, with some cities spending millions just to light up the sky for an hour. With many states facing massive debt this year, let’s take a look at the cities who chose to celebrate with a bang and those that decided hold off on the festivities.

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Money Reasons July 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

In my small city, the fireworks were bought with money from business contributions. I think it’s good that the folks in the USA show a little bit of pride in the country… don’t you?

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