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Capitol Fourth

Scott Hamilton will lead a salute to the Olympic Games at the Capitol Fourth celebration this year on the National Mall.

In addition to the extended fireworks, A Capitol Fourth will include a special salute to the Olympic Games with figure skater and Gold medal winner Scott Hamilton. The musical tribute will include John William's "Olympic Fanfare" from the National Symphony Orchestra led by Erich Kunzel. Kunzel will also conduct the Cincinnati Pops at the Beijing Olympics this summer, the only American orchestra to perform in this year's Olympic games. The program will also feature performances by The Choral Arts Society of Washington, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, The U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery, and an Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.

I don't think he'll be skating in the heat, but we all know Hamilton is great at the M.C. duties as well. Let me know if you're going. I live in the area and might try to attend!