MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Patriots Point's July 4th show lit up the Cooper River as an estimated 40,000 spectators took in the 20 minute production.
Blue, red, and white lights lit up the sky, as thousands celebrated their first, second, or fifteenth fourth of July at Patriots Point.
"We're always here on the fourth of July. My wife and I used to come out here where they would have the band out here, and we would dance in the parking lot.
"It's still one of those fantastic places to view fireworks and also to be part of a celebration for the fourth."
While the fourth is a tradition of family, friends, and food, people say it is a day of gratitude.
"Appreciating everything that has happened for us, before us."
"Definitely really special because it just makes you more aware of how much your freedom means to you and how great this country is."
"I've got two sons in the military, and I've go a daughter-in-law in the military, and people today do not know the sacrifice that all the military people give to us to keep us free."