Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers got around to most of the Independence Day fireworks displays this weekend. Take a look through to see images from displays around the region, with helpful information about the equipment and settings used to take each shot.
Fourth of July
This time of year the nation celebrates the birth of the United States of America. The country is awash in red, white and blue, the colors of the national flag. It has come to symbolize many things and has been used as both a means of celebration and protest. “We are unique in the extent and depth of our worship of the flag. There’s no nation on earth like us,” says Rick Shenkman, associate history professor at George Mason University.
What’s in a chair? They’ve got four legs (usually), a flat surface, perhaps a back, maybe a cushion if you’re lucky. But in Catonsville around the Fourth of July, a chair is so much more: it’s a stake-out spot for the beloved Independence Day parade along Frederick Road. Each year hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of chairs are set up on the parade route, often days and weeks in advance. Baltimore Sun Media Group video intern Anastasia Champ takes a look into the tradition of Catonsville’s Independence Day in the video below.
Take a stroll through memory lane with these retro photos from Baltimore area Fourth of July parades from years past.
The internet is overrun with cute critters and signs of patriotism. On the 236th anniversary of the birth of our nation, we thought we’d combine the two for a celebration of red, white and blue animals.