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Topic - David Climenson
Despite torrid heat, high humidity and lingering power outages and storm damage, the Washington area rang in the nation's 237th year as planned Wednesday.
"I've got two or three decks of cards. Play some solitaire, put on some sunscreen, catch a suntan, take a nap," he said.
David Climenson, 52, of Gaithersburg arrived by noon and put down a blanket to claim his spot on the Capitol steps to take in the annual concert and fireworks show.