July 4th is a national holiday that I have always enjoyed. It helps me to remember the birthing of our great nation and experience something I have always enjoyed…fireworks! Loud fireworks! Big beautiful blue, green, red, and white fireworks! In years gone by, my Father would take me and the rest of my family to see fireworks set off at the end of Santa Monica Pier. I loved it!  As I grew older I also had a pretty good seat at Westchester Park near the Los Angeles International Airport. Then in 1976, when I moved my family here to the Santa Clarita Valley, I was able to sit on the hood of my car near Placerita Jr. High and watch the fireworks set off from Hart park.