Patriots Point celebrates Fourth of July after taking year off due to the Pandemic

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – This year’s Fourth of July celebrations have made their way back, some for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Patriots Point officials say they brought in 70 police officers along with extra staff, as they expected nearly 1,000 people to celebrate Independence Day on Sunday.

“Fourth of July really is our holiday, we say we are the destination for patriotism here in South Carolina. Not being able to do Fourth of July last year was tough, it’s something we really look forward to doing and we have people from all over the world that come and join us for this thing, said Chris Hauff, Director of Marketing and Sales for Patriots Point. “We tried everything we could to do something this year and its a little bit smaller is not on the Yorktown its here in the parking lot but we have a lot of people here with us and everyone is smiling and having a good time.”

Families in the Lowcountry are glad to be able to share this with their children, some even for the first time.

“We have two little kids and they haven’t been able to see big fireworks yet, so we are really excited for them to see fireworks especially over the Shem,” said Emily Cadwell, locals.

As Patriots Point wrapped up this years 2021 Fireworks Blast, people say they are thankful for a sense of normalcy.

“Its a great privilege and I’m very thankful that everyone can come out and have a good time, and I’m grateful for everyone who put this on, and I’m thankful for all the fireworks and I’m excited to see them tonight,” said Matthew Stanton, a local resident.

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