4th of July!

WJXT Editorial by Vice President/General Manager Bob Ellis

Published On: Oct 26 2011 02:12:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 30 2011 09:59:53 AM EDT

Jacksonville is a tremendous place to live, you know that. With natural resources like the river, world class golf courses, tremendous museums and of course our beaches, we might be the best kept secret in Florida. We also have wonderful traditions in our town to lift our spirits each year and remind us again that it's great to live here.

One of these traditions is our annual Fourth of July fireworks display. At a time when so much of what we know is riddled with uncertainty, it's the perfect time to reacquaint ourselves with downtown and celebrate a wonderful tradition.

Channel 4 is proud this year to again provide unprecedented coverage of the annual July 4th celebration. Our live 2-hour special program, Jacksonville?s Fireworks Spectacular, from the river on July 4th starts at 8:00pm. We'll of course bring you live coverage of the fireworks, but also salute our military, and tell you about what's new in downtown Jacksonville -- new jobs and places your family can enjoy. There are a lot of fireworks shows on TV this weekend. There is only one place you can see the fireworks where you live. Make an appointment to join The Local Station Monday, July 4th to celebrate.