I want to see fireworks on memorial day night in new york where can i go?
- LJLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
I think you miss the point of Memorial Day.
Yes, it's a lot like the 4th of July with picnics and barbecues, but the 4th of July is celebratory. John Adams himself predicted people would celebrate with fireworks.
Memorial Day isn't the same. It's actually a somber holiday when we are supposed to remember those who died in war for our country.
Granted, this gets lost at times. But fireworks, which are a civic function, would only be there to celebrate like 4thof July or New Year's Eve. There is really nothing to celebrate on Memorial Day. Civic activities include visiting soldiers' graves, concerts of appropriately somber music, readings related to war and sacrifice, etc.
The NY Post actually did something classy and printed the St. Crispin's day speech from Henry V about giving your life for your countrymen and your fellow soldiers. Take a look:
- ℑLv 48 years ago