July 4 in D.C.

The parade was started by Mom on the Hill Gina Arlotto, who decided that she wanted to mark the first July after 9/11 in a fun and patriotic way.

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Fireworks explode over the National Mall to mark Independence Day 2015. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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More from the fireworks over the National Mall. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Fireworks in Herndon, shot by @bigdhttr.
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More from the fireworks over the National Mall. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Fireworks seen from the George Washington Parkway and banks of the Potomac. Shot by @CoachCarey11
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More from the fireworks over the National Mall. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Fireworks explode over the National Mall during Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, photographed in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Fireworks explode over the National Mall for Fourth of July fireworks in Washington on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Fireworks explode over the National Mall for Fourth of July fireworks in Washington in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Fireworks at Six Flags America, shot by @CLTysonPhotos.
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Fireworks on the Mall, shot by @AndrewCFrancis
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Fireworks as seen from Adams Morgan, shot by @Ash28lauren
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Arlington County Police search bags, purses and other containers before allowing people into the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial ahead of the Independence Day fireworks show July 4, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Federal intelligence agencies issued a bulletin to local law enforcement 'to remain vigilant during upcoming national holidays and military events due to the heightened threat of attacks' during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Barracks Row Capitol Hill Parade.
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Barracks Row Capitol Hill Parade.
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Barracks Row Capitol Hill Parade.
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Mayor Muriel Bowser at the Barracks Row Capitol Hill Parade.
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Bowser at the Barracks Row Capitol Hill Parade.
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Despite the rain, Mayor Bowser was beaming at the Barracks Row Capitol Hill Parade.
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