The National Park Service played more than host to the thousands who gathered to see the National Capital 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. It also made sure that American military personnel, their families and others stationed overseas could get a glimpse of the celebrations live via a Web-based global TV network devoted to Veterans and members of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

The live webcast gave viewers around the world a picture-perfect view from the top of the Netherlands Carillon bell tower, across the Potomac River in Arlington, Va., framing the fireworks against an iconic backdrop of the US Capitol, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Keep reading →