The Macy's Fireworks Show in New York City is rated as one of the best and also also sponsors a contest to find the best version of "The Star Spangled Banner" in a national sing-off. This year's winner is Kory Glattman.
Click HERE to watch a video that shows Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler, helping Kory record this song.
For me the GOLD STANDARD for the singing of the national anthem is when Whitney Houston sang it in 1991 at the Super Bowl.
We are so fortunate to live in a place where we have the freedom and opportunity to dream dreams and have them come true. For me this is an important part of any July 4th celebration. Here is Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed A Dream" that has been played more than 60 million times on YouTube.
Enjoy the Block Party and the Fireworks Over Bodega Bay.