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MCLB lights up the sky

July 1, 2005

Albany-- The Marine Corps Logistics Base made sure south Georgians began their holiday weekend with a bang Friday night.

It's a 4th of July tradition, those bright lights and loud bangs in the sky. The fireworks show was the culmination of MCLB's 11th Annual Independence Day Celebration. The base opened its gates so families could enjoy food and attractions all afternoon before the main attraction Friday night.

For many, the fireworks display is a reminder of the past.

"It's just something to entertain my grandson mostly. I've seen a lot of them but he probably hasn't seen quite as many and I knew he'd enjoy it," says Betty Feldman.

"Just that so many people recognize what the 4th of July is all about and the sacrifices made by so many people for us to be here," says Captain J. Thompson of MCLB.

The base was packed with people for the event. The estimated attendance is more than 7-thousand.

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