BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) – This year’s Independence Day celebrations are not going to be the same for many in Virginia.
Even though Virginia is now in Phase Three of reopening, many localities are not able to hold fireworks displays. However, the Town of Bedford will hold their Independence Day fireworks celebration Friday evening.
“To give people a chance to build a little confidence and still have an event to see that things can still go on through all of this.”D.W. Lawhorne – Town of Bedford’s Director of Public Works
Bedford holds a special place for John Cosgrove, as 20 years ago, he started one of his first fireworks events in the Town of Bedford.
“Well, where we’re at today, is coming back to what we call home. It’s where we really started some 20 years ago was with the Memorial site. So, we’re having the pleasure of coming back and do a beautiful show for the community.”John Cosgrove – Master Displays CEO / President
The D-Day Memorial will be the site where the fireworks will launch from, only the Memorial will not be open to the public for safety concerns and lack of space for the number of people the Town is expecting.
“We have space available at the public park, Liberty Lake Park, which is right across the road over here… and we’re asking people if you go over there to park and view the fireworks to practice social distancing.”D.W. Lawhorne – Town of Bedford’s Director of Public Works
The fireworks display will start around 9 p.m. Friday, July 3.