Alparetta, GA fireworks may be rained out

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Alparetta, GA fireworks may be rained outAmerican eagle

Well it's almost 6:00 PM on the 4th of July and it's thundering and lightening with a good dose of rain so it looks like the fireworks show may be cancelled here in Alpharetta, GA. Seems like a darn shame, but as I sit here pondering I can't help thinking that fireworks shows are what we associate this great holiday with almost to the point of exclusion of the real meaning behind the holiday.  

We plan trips, visit friends, have barbeque parties, watch fireworks and generally do all sorts of fun things without really giving thought to all the brave souls that have given their American soldierlives for us to be able to take this holiday so callously. At this very moment we have many brave souls on foreign lands fighting and putting their very lives on the line so we can have a barbeque.

Our great nation is 235 years old today but would not have been born if our founding fathers had not sacrificed everything to see that she was born. History shows us they fought insurmountable odds and were severely tested physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. Some were actually bribed with incredible wealth to give up the fight and rejoin the crown, but declined.  The sacrifices made by our founding fathers and so many others in our 235 year history are beyond comprehension by today's standards.fireworks

Seems silly for us to take this day for granted doesn't it?  Maybe we should all take just a moment to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and all those that are in harm's way right now protecting our freedom.


Wishing you all a happy and memorable 4th of July.

P.S. I was just informed by a brave soul sitting in the Wills Park dugout that the show will go on rain or shine.  

Comments (13)

Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Hi Ray, I send to you guys all of mypositive vibes,energy and prayers. No rain, no rain. Happy Independence Day.

Jul 04, 2011 12:46 PM
Michael Kitsch
Coldwell Banker - Katy, TX

Send rain to Texas!  Rain, rain, here, now!  I hope you have a great Fourth.  Thanks for your patriotism!  God bless America!

Jul 04, 2011 01:20 PM
As we sit here at Wills Park in a dugout in the rain we enjoyed And appreciated your sentiments Thanks from the Ward family, God bless the USA! We were told by the police on site fireworks will go rain or shine.
Jul 04, 2011 01:25 PM
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Kymberly - Thank you for your wonderful thoughts and happy independence day to you as well

Cheryl - I wish I could send it your way, I know how badly you need it. Maybe I'll do a rain dance for you.

Donna - You are a brave soul to be out there in this weather. I met my wife on the 4th of July so I think I'll look into her eyes to see some fireworks. I will let everyone know it's still on. 

Jul 04, 2011 01:43 PM
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Donna - Sorry in my haste to let everyone know I neglected to thank you for your kind words and passing on the information, so I give you my heartfelt thank you.  

Jul 04, 2011 01:53 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Pretty amazing.  An area near us has flash flood warnings today.  What is going on.  Hope it was a great day anyway, Ray.

Jul 04, 2011 03:00 PM
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Jane - Mother nature has no concept of dates, but every 4th of July is a great day regardless of weather.  

Jul 04, 2011 03:42 PM
Cari Dandy
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Homes for Sale - Scottsdale AZ

Ray, we kind of got rained out Sunday evening, but timing was perfect here for Monday evening. THEN it rained afterwards!  I think Nature's fireworks are the BEST, though, don't you?

Jul 05, 2011 08:32 AM
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Cari - Mother nature's fireworks are definitely the best and sounds like you had 2 shows for the price of 1.  

Jul 05, 2011 12:23 PM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Our 4th was hot but lovely--the weather will be whatever it is going to be, but the food and fireworks were both delicious!

Jul 07, 2011 01:04 PM
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Norma - We can't control the weather only how we react to it. Glad you had a good time.

Jul 07, 2011 03:22 PM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


What a day the 4th was.  We were at a party all day where we had three STONG storms throughout the day.  

Hope you had a lot of nice fireworks.  Much better in the sky than for home sales:-)

All the best, Michelle

Jul 08, 2011 04:30 AM
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Michelle - We were rained out also, but I understand Chamblee is making it up tonight, so I may just go.

Jul 09, 2011 09:38 AM

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