Luckily, no one was seriously injured following the unintentional detonation in Ocean City, Maryland.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said Trump's "Salute to America" expenses will further deplete a fund that was never repaid for costs of the president's inauguration.
The amount adds to the growing tab to taxpayers for Trump's July 4 military extravaganza.
The government won't allow the legendary balloon to be filled with helium and banned it from the Lincoln Memorial, where Trump will speak.
On this independence day, I wish for everyone, but mostly for myself - freedom.
"Patriotism is love for a country, not just pride in it."
To truly understand the meaning of America, ask someone who wasn't born here. In my case, that's easy.
In the midst of our festivities, we should find time to mourn the choices of our Founding Fathers that haunt us still.
And celebrate all that is good in the U.S.
In the middle of the terrace barbecue, I was thinking about Alice, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Airplane, and the White Rabbit, all marching to the tune of their own inner fife and drummers. All in the name of Independence.
There has to be a way we can do what needs doing, to shine a light on the problems and injustices in our country, while still publicly embracing a commitment to the whole country, the whole community.
But seriously, if there's a time to use the word Americana, it's got to be July 4th, right? So here are some genre-bending releases that fit the name.
Nine people suffered minor injuries at Avon, Colorado's "Salute to the USA" fireworks show on Friday night after a malfunction
In 1852, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered what could be considered the best July Fourth oration ever given. In
Every year on July 4, the White House hosts members of the military and their families for a celebration on the South Lawn
Graduation came and MS S. was there in full Marine regalia, proud as hell. His son was graduating. He had lost some 40 pounds and was down so many sizes his father did not recognize him at first. He had become a soldier against all odds.
The House Labor Committee noted that time off was important to make an employee "more useful as a craftsman," according to
Freedom is a gift, but freedom without responsibility enslaves us to our own whims and desires. Freedom without accountability destroys community, and freedom without purpose sends us into a swirling sea of self-absorption.