On a typical July 3, hundreds of thousands of people normally find themselves holding parties and picnics with loved ones and oooh-ing and aaah-ing one of the Midwest’s largest fireworks displays at Milwaukee’s Veterans’ Park.
Not this year.
Concerns about COVID-19 have led to the cancellation of that annual event and countless July 4 parades and celebrations, though not all events are halted. Click here for a list of Fourth of July events from WTMJ news partners TMJ4 News.
This year’s Independence Day weekend will look different.
But WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi gives perspective on what it means this year, and how we can still celebrate America’s 244th birthday.