An online journal of Mannie Gentile, a National Park Service Park Ranger working on the National Mall in our nation's capital.
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Saturday, July 05, 2008
Salute to Independence 2008
Everyone's seen fireworks lighting up the sky, but not everyone gets the chance to walk among the fireworks crew as they prepare the show.
Please extinguish all smoking materials and follow me.
Gosh, those cartons look pretty big.
And so do those mortars. Rank upon rank. Careful there! Yowzah!
Although two enormous thunderstorms threatened the proceedings, they both missed us and the show went on to the delight of thousands, and then, when it was all over the skys opened and we got one remarkable (and kind of fun) drenching!