- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2020

DETROIT (AP) - Officials are keeping mum about the Detroit-area location of a major fireworks show to honor first responders, hospital workers and others on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

The display next Monday is intended to replace the annual Detroit show, which typically draws thousands of people to the Detroit River in late June. That event was canceled.

The fireworks will be aired on WDIV-TV. Mayor Mike Duggan said the show will be staged 20 miles away in a suburb.

“The fireworks will not be visible from anywhere in the city,” Duggan said Wednesday. “If you come down to the river, there won’t be any barges there. There won’t be any fireworks there. … So, please enjoy them on TV, but don’t come down looking for them here.”

Earlier Monday, Detroit will host a drive-thru memorial at Belle Isle State Park to honor city residents who have died from COVID-19.



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