I had another topic in mind, but when I saw these of images of fireworks this evening I had to post them. The photos were taken from the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia looking back across the Potomac River to the Washington Monument and the Mall. The photographer is Molly Riley of Reuters.
If you are in the DC area during the summer on a Tuesday evening I strongly suggest a detour to the Marine War Memorial for the Sunset Parade, a one hour performance by the Drum and Bugle Corps ("the Commandant's Own") and the Silent Drill Platoon. My parents must have taken me dozens of times as young child, and of the many wonderful things you can do in Washington during the summer, the Sunset Parade is at the top of my list.