Event Staff working hard all day to light up the night!
These pictures show event staff preparing for the evening's firework display ... this is an all day task performed by a team of volunteers; most of them either active or retired members of the military. These amazing volunteers show up early in the day - they spend the day building the risers that hold the fireworks and securing the fireworks on those risers in the choreographed order of detonation that wows the crowd! These dedicated volunteers and their families (because they want to share the day with their loved ones too) are those people you see behind the boundary tape that keeps the public separated from the detonation area. If you've ever wondered why certain people were allowed in that area but you are not, there is your answer. For safety reasons the general public cannot enter this area while there are explosives present. Thank you to those dedicated volunteers and their families for giving generously of their time and talents!
(Photo credits to Marcus Laureta)