by Melanie McFarland
Many towns have fireworks to commemorate our nations independence, on the Fourth of July. In my hometown, Manhattan Beach, California, we have fireworks shot from the pier, on the second Sunday in December every year. It has become a tradition to host or attend fireworks parties with friends and family. Anyone can go to the beach in the daylight hours, but how many people go down to the beach at night? This pier is our well-known landmark.