America’s birthday celebration in the Florida Keys this year won’t include any public displays of fireworks.
The last remaining fireworks show set to go off in Monroe County on the Fourth of July was canceled Wednesday by Marathon city leaders in an emergency meeting called to discuss the issue.
“I side with public safety, as you have to when you sit in this seat,” said Councilman John Bartus. He then quoted one of the nation’s founding fathers, John Adams, credited with starting the idea of celebrating America’s independence from Britain with “bonfires and illuminations.”
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