PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia celebrates Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2011 | 11:13 p.m. CDT
Fireworks light up the night sky behind an American flag at Memorial Stadium on Monday.

COLUMBIA — The city celebrated Independence Day with a lively display of fireworks at Memorial Stadium on Monday night. It was the 59th annual Fourth of July celebration. Entertainment included performances by The Record Collector Rhythm & Soul Review and the Hickman High School Choir.

Bright bursts of light from exploding fireworks light up the sky over Memorial Stadium on Monday night as Columbia celebrate Independence Day.
An American flag decorated hot air balloon soars over Memorial Stadium on Monday evening.
Ella Hendershott, 5, sports a face painting of the United States while she waits for the fireworks show to begin at Memorial Stadium on Monday night.
A giant flag held up by two fire trucks hangs high above hundreds who gathered Monday evening for Independence Day festivities at Memorial Stadium.

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