NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Millions of people lined both sides of the East River Saturday night for the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular — and it was certainly a spectacular sight to see.
“It was a celebration of America,” said one spectator. “Fantastic. I loved it.”READ MORE: 5 Wounded, Including 3 Teens, In Drive-By Shooting Outside Graduation Party At Bronx Warehouse
For 25 minutes, the new effects and bright colors wowed the crowds. Some are already planning to come back next year.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, some took in the sights and time to reflect on what the holiday means to them.
“I just started thinking how far we’ve come,” said one onlooker.