Extravagant fireworks, parades, reopening of Statue of Liberty highlight July 4th celebrations

  • by: COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 5, 2013 - 12:50 AM

NEW YORK — Extravagant displays of Fourth of July fireworks lit up the skies around the nation, including 19 single bursts in Arizona to remember the firefighters killed in a wildfire, the Statue of Liberty reopened eight months after it was shuttered by Superstorm Sandy, and President Obama urged citizens to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence.

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