Montgomery County is well situated for a national celebration like the Fourth of July. Living just a stone’s throw away from Washington, DC, residents of this county have ample opportunity to take advantage of what is arguably the most spectacular display of American patriotism each year—the national fireworks display.
The spectacle is so grand that even the organization that hosts it, the National Parks Service, suggests taking additional safety precautions:
“Consider wearing hearing protection. These fireworks are BIG and LOUD,” the Park Service warns. “Consider wearing eye protection to protect yourself from falling debris."
“Consider not bringing pets.”
So, what do you prefer? A relatively comfortable neighborhood display? Or does the fanfare and over-the-topness of the national display draw you in?