Fireworks Rise to the Occasion
Wednesday night's 20-minute firework display is one of sight and sound. Hundreds of exploding shells will light up the night, following the rhythms of 16 patriotic songs broadcast at the Washington Monument. Each effect in the sky has been coordinated and timed to a carefully choreographed script. This ensures that the music you hear compliments the shapes and colors you see.
SOURCES: Tom Baker, Cobblestone Video; Lansden Hill, Pyro Shows, Inc.; National Symphony Orchestra; National Park Service; WMATA | CREDITS: Graphic by Todd Lindeman; Reporting by April Umminger, The Washington Post - July 4, 2007