In Photos: America Celebrates Independence Day
On Monday, millions of Americans donned the red, white, and blue — along with some good old stars and stripes — to celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States.
Airports and train terminals were as crowded as the highways, as the masses rushed to celebrate the holiday, attending annual parades and family cookouts before gawking at that most patriotic tradition: fireworks.
From rural towns to big cities, Americans always end the festivities with rockets of red glare and sounds of bombs bursting in air. The country spends roughtly a billion dollars on fireworks every year — and it shows. Get a glimpse of Independence Day in the U.S. this year in these photos from around the country.
Weekend Travelers at Penn Station in New York City
Passengers gather near the departures board at Penn Station, July 1, 2016 in New York City. Officials from the American Automobile Association (AAA) are predicting 44 million people will travel by roads, airports, buses, and train this holiday weekend.
New Yorkers Enjoy The Fourth Of July Weekend
Fireworks Megastore Opens For The July 4th Holiday
California - Huntington Beach Parade
Mount Vernon Reenactment
Bike Parade in Maryland
New Yorkers Wait For Fireworks In The Rain
National Pride At The Parade
Pageantry Parade Float
Hot Dog Consumption
Sunset Bike Rides Down Santa Monica Pier
Capital Celebration Crowd
Celebrations in Chicago
Fireworks Over Niagara Falls
Denver Colorado Fireworks Display
Boston Celebration Concert
A girl cheers as confetti falls as the end of the Independence Day celebrations near the Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell along the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on July 4, 2016.