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Bonfires and illuminations have been a central part of July Fourth since 1777. There is nothing like a fireworks display to bring out your patriotic spirit! Watch this video as we count down to A Capitol Fourth, July 4 at 8pm/ET, only on PBS.
Each year, "A Capitol Fourth" is capped off with the National Symphony Orchestra's rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" complete with live cannon fire provided by The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery and fireworks over the Washington Monument. This audience favorite is now an "A Capitol Fourth" tradition.
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