Celebration of July 4th on the Lake

The fireworks display has been a local tradition for many years around my neighborhood, except in the year of 2020 which was canceled due to COVID-19.

But this year the tradition came back again, and better than ever!

As before people were gathering around Normandale Lake hours before the dark, enjoying food, life music and the time with families and friends.

The firework display started around 10 pm, companied by loud cheering among people.

We are recovering from the impact of pandemic and stand taller than ever!

Happy July 4th to everybody, and enjoy the 100 greatest things about America, 2021:

  1. U.S. COVID-19 caccines: Moderna, J&J, (and 50%) Pfizer
  2. Dr. Anthony Fauci
  3. Dr. Pepper
  4. Statue of Liberty
  5. The new space race: Bezos v. Musk
  6. Simone Biles
  7. Rice Krispies treats
  8. Juneteenth an official federal holiday
  9. Capitol Police officers
  10. Free Britney movement
  11. Ted Lasso
  12. Rita Moreno
  13. Elastic waistband dress pants
  14. Stimulus checks
  15. LGBT Pride Month
  16. Grilled cheese
  17. BLTs
  18. Competitive eating
  19. WWE SummerSlam
  20. Muscle cars going electric
  21. Ford all-electric F-150
  22. New Jersey
  23. Taylor Ham / Pork Roll
  24. A free press
  25. Ketchup
  26. Paul Simon
  27. Olivia Rodrigo
  28. Meme stocks
  29. Roaring Kitty
  30. Meghan Markle
  31. Emmanuel Acho
  32. Big Tech (For better and worse)
  33. NASA’s Perseverance Rover
  34. HBOMax’s simultaneous movie/streaming release strategy
  35. “Mare of Easttown”
  36. Jean Smart
  37. Podcasts
  38. Zoom Cat
  39. First pets (pets owned by U.S. presidents)
  40. Reality TV shows
  41. The 8-hour ‘shh’ sound to put babies to sleep on YouTube
  42. Deeply discounted hand sanitizer
  43. Full aisles of toilet paper
  44. American Girl dolls
  45. Whoopie Pies
  46. Pop Rocks
  47. Diet orange soda
  48. Snow Cones with ice cream
  49. College GameDay
  50. Cherry blossoms by the Jefferson Memorial
  51. Phil Mickelson
  52. Dionne Warwick
  53. Burt Bacharach
  54. The Affordable Care Act
  55. Stacey Abrams
  56. Mitt Romney
  57. Dairy Queen
  58. “I voted” stickers
  59. Boardwalks
  60. Go-karts
  61. Two oceans
  62. Two Utah political opponents saying they respect each other
  63. Wawa vs. Sheetz
  64. “The Facts of Life” / “Diff’rent Strokes” / “Family Ties”
  65. “Little House on the Prairie”
  66. 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments
  67. Marilynne Robinson
  68. Peanuts cartoons
  69. Bill Hader
  70. Mountain bikes
  71. Cher
  72. The re-opened local coffee shop not named Starbucks
  73. Mazie Hirono
  74. Netflix giving shows like “The Flash” an afterlife
  75. Crazy Horse Memorial
  76. Peaceful transitions of power
  77. The battle-scarred song: “I’m Proud to be an American”
  78. “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty
  79. “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy
  80. The Onion
  81. Fuddruckers
  82. Billie Eilish
  83. Tom Ford
  84. Harrison Ford
  85. Concert T-shirts
  86. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  87. Empire State Building
  88. Gluten-free foods
  89. REM
  90. Nick Saban
  91. Chez Panisse
  92. Charlie Munger
  93. Moon landing
  94. Vermont Maple Syrup
  95. Spam
  96. John Legend
  97. Carolina Herrera
  98. Hindenburg Research
  99. Madden football
  100. Barack Obama

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