Lebanon holds postponed fireworks, 9/11 tribute - WKRN News 2

Lebanon holds postponed fireworks, 9/11 tribute

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LEBANON, Tenn. -

Despite some opposition, Lebanon's rescheduled Fourth of July fireworks display went on as planned Wednesday.

Last month, there was some controversy surrounding the new date, after the celebration was cancelled due to rain, since it falls on the anniversary of 9/11.

The mayor said the focus of Wednesday's celebration is to honor the lives of people affected by the terror attack.

"It's a day to think of the people that sacrificed and the fireworks is just a small at the end of the day kind of like a closing hymn at church," Mayor Philip Craighead explained.

One resident added she is glad the fireworks celebration continued as planned.

"I think it's a nice idea because honestly fireworks are very expensive and personally I like to do memorial stuff for people so having the fireworks is a nice little way to remember people," Lindsey Whitt said.

Resident Dr. Cris Corley disagreed, adding, "I'm extremely disappointed the city is doing a fireworks celebration tonight on 9/11 since it's such a solemn day in America history. It's a solemn day. Let your flag down half mast. Let's not shoot $45,000 fireworks tonight."
 
The event featured music and reflection began at 4:30 p.m.  

The fireworks display began around 8 p.m., at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on East Baddour Parkway.

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