Monday, July 4, 2011

Another spectacular 4th of July Fireworks display in Orland Park

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It was another spectacular fireworks display for the 4th of July in Orland Park. A salute to Mayor Dan McLaughlin and to Village Manager Paul Grimes for putting together a great event. The band was phenomenal -- the Beach Band (or something like that -- sorry dudes -- great music though). The crowds were pleasant. And I always love to be able to stand up when Mayor McLaughlin asks our veterans to stand to give them a salute. Lots of people came up and said thanks -- (I served during the Vietnam War and was fortunate, I guess, to hot have been sent overseas, although our F-111 Air Force Base unit was readied to go).

I used to go to the fireworks display in Tinley Park which is also a spectacular event, even while living in Orland Park, but shifted to Orland Park's fireworks about 15 years aog. And they have never let us down.

-- Ray Hanania

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