Tag: Independence Day 2019

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. How “Woke” is the Boston Pops?


I grew up near Boston, saw the Boston Pops a number of times as a kid (I especially remember thrilling to their live performance of the fabulous Peter Gunn Theme . . . correction made by author).

Boston had a remarkable role in our revolutionary times, home to Samuel and John Adams, the site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s ride, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and other amazing histories. For years it has been an Independence Day tradition for the Boston Pops to perform a long outdoor concert from the Esplanade on the Charles River, ahead of the spectacular fireworks, and when they start, to provide incredible music to accompany the show above.


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For those who missed the original broadcast (or Ricochet’s live chat) as I did or want to watch again, I found this live stream video of the July 4th DC Salute to America on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3679&v=03K5VZj0NNk   Starting around 1:01:13 mark is the color guard presentation followed by President Trump’s speech, fly overs, and music […]

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