Updated July 02, 2006 at 7:42 pm EST
AUG 04 - JULY 05
Thousands packed the Point State Park and surrounding areas in anticipation of the July 4th Independence day fireworks fall from the firmament. The shapes and sizes elicited expressions of awe. As the countdown to 9:38 p.m. began, patriotic music and patriotic attire drowned the park filled with adults and children on Independence Day.
The fireworks ended with a bang and a cannon shot in celebration of 230 years of independence.
A bystander commented, “Washington D.C has nothing on the Pittsburgh fireworks. They are the best.”
An entire bus was filled with mostly Pitt students who trekked from Oakland and surrounding community areas to see fireworks with their friends.
Not everyone got the opportunity to go enjoy the fireworks. About 100 students and their counselors from the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of International Studies (PGSIS) class of 2006 could not make it to Point State Park on that day and had to gaze their eyes on the sky hoping some will fall from the firmament in their view.
Point State Park to PGSIS 2006
Though you missed the July 4th fireworks
The internet has its perks
Better than the indoors of Brackenridge Hall
Where you could not see all the fireworks fall
So, I prepared something for you all
You don’t have to worry whether you are small or tall
All you need is an internet connection through the wall
And www.pittsburghstandard.com call
There you will see, ‘Fireworks fall from the sky’
Click on that link whether you are a gal or guy
You will surprisingly find out why
You will see a small story there
About fireworks filling the air
And about patriotic dresses people wear
Then click on the video link if you have time to spare
Depending on the internet speed
You will eventually be taken to a fireworks feed
Until then be patient and assignments read
And always your counselors heed
Because in the right path, you they want to lead
And help you in what you need
Because of their authority and power
They are responsible for you each hour
You can watch with them, alone, or with your wing
As you also listen to the patriotic music people sing
But please don’t forget the curfew bell ring
As the fireworks you see
Wherever you maybe
May the Lord bless thee!
Ramesh C. Reddy can be reached at reddy4HisGlory2004@yahoo.com
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