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The United States Army Continental Color Guard and Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps prepare to present the colors during the annual Independence Day celebration and naturalization ceremony at Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. on Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Ryan M. Kelly)

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Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Independence Day, my foot. (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)

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Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington D.C. fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Tourists watch Independence Day weekend fireworks explode over Caesar's Palace as the Bellagio fountain show plays simultaneously, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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FILE - In this July 4, 2013 file photo, residents and visitors of Alexander's Lake sit out on their docks and in small boats as they watch neighborhood fireworks on Independence Day, in Dayville, Conn. Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans predicted to travel at least 50 miles or more. That’s up about 2 percent from the 40.3 million who traveled during last year’s Independence Day weekend, according to auto club AAA. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)