Every year, the Bouley Family of Northern Virginia gathers their friends and embarks on a journey into Washington, DC to celebrate Independence Day. 2005 marked their 15th annual event.

A trip unique among traditional capitol fireworks-seekers, this massive army decends with amazing food upon the Pentagon parking lot for a sensational tailgate party. The troops then pack up and make the trek across the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the National Mall and a stunning view just under the Washington Monument for the Capitol Fourth fireworks display. The trip back to the cars (hint: avoiding traffic) is always an unpredictable and wildly fun time. Happy Fourth of July!

Music: "An American Journey" by John Williams

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