P52 Week 27 - The 4th of July

4th of july fireworks p52 hawaii photographer candice macdonnell

The 4th of July is a pretty big deal across America, but multiply that by 100 when you're a military family. EVERYONE joins in the festivities, and most people have an Americana themed outfit, BBQ, and beer! Schofield, like most posts, has a huge event each year that draws a huge crowd. This year the band Daughtry played, they gave away a car, had a corn hole tournament, and a some local acts performed. 

At sunset, the 50 states were announced with a canon blast for each one (and cheers for each person's home state), followed by the Army band and then... FIREWORKS! I think the show lasted about 20 minutes, but it felt like 5. The kids had a blast. The only thing missing was sparklers- all fireworks are illegal in Hawaii, so we'll have to wait another year to let the kids experience those. 

Make sure you check out Rayna's adventures in Guam (and follow along to see the entire circle) by clicking HERE.

fireworks celebration Oahu Hawaii lifestyle photographer Candice MacDonnell