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Seattle will be celebrating the 232nd anniversary of America's Declaration of Independence with two huge fireworks displays, one on Elliott Bay and the other on Lake Union. This clock tower and flag in the Westlake neighborhood of Lake Union mark Julie's Landing. Those popular 10 passenger party boats are available there for rent from the Electric Boat Company (although I imagine they've all been reserved for today). The lake becomes a veritable flotilla of boats by late afternoon, and at 10 PM the fireworks begin. Today I'd like to say thanks and to remember brave and selfless citizens, leaders, and loved ones past and present who have served the people of this nation and sacrificed to gain and uphold the freedoms and civil rights we enjoy. Wishing everyone from the USA a lovely holiday enjoyed with friends and family.