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Experience 18th-century fireworks set to colonial and patriotic Americana musical favorites. Join in on the national anthem, led by award-winning actress and NAACP Image Award nominee Anika Noni Rose, and enjoy her narration of “Independence Day: An Invitation,” a new work by Commonwealth of Virginia Poet Laureate Henry Hart, as she speaks from the Governor’s Palace balcony. The pageantry of radiant colors, patriotic music and pyrotechnic salutes culminates in a thrilling — and thunderous — grand finale.