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The traditional fireworks display wraps up the Stand Up for America program Saturday night at the Nashville City Park.

Scenes from “Stand Up For America”
Photos by Alli Davis, Nicole Tracy, Louie Graves, and John R. Schirmer

Nashville Primary School students directed by Stacia Petty sing “Battle Cry of Freedom” Saturday during Stand Up for America. The patriotic celebration attracted hundreds to the Nashville City Park.
Nashville Primary School students directed by Stacia Petty sing “Battle Cry of Freedom” Saturday during Stand Up for America. The patriotic celebration attracted hundreds to the Nashville City Park.
Allie Westbrook sings at the Stand Up for America celebration.
Allie Westbrook sings at the Stand Up for America celebration.
The Pike County band Billstown, comprised of members of Glen Campbell’s family, performs during Stand Up for America.
The Pike County band Billstown, comprised of members of Glen Campbell’s family, performs during Stand Up for America.
Robin Wilson and Jenny Westbrook sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Robin Wilson and Jenny Westbrook sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Jordan Revels sings Saturday night.
Jordan Revels sings Saturday night.
Loren Hinton introduces the performers.
Loren Hinton introduces the performers.
Maci Bishop sings as Robert Womack accompanies her on the guitar.
Maci Bishop sings as Robert Womack accompanies her on the guitar.
Peekaboo Garland plays the drums during Stand Up.
Peekaboo Garland plays the drums during Stand Up.
Nashville Primary School students wave their flags during the Stand Up for America program Saturday night.
Nashville Primary School students wave their flags during the Stand Up for America program Saturday night.
The Little Rock Air Force Base color guard presents the flags.
The Little Rock Air Force Base color guard presents the flags.
John Jack Lepkowski adds trimmings to his hamburger at the Stand Up for America Gala Saturday in the Nashville City Park. Despite temperatures in the mid-90s when gates opened, a sizeable crowd gathered in the park for the annual July 4th gala.
John Jack Lepkowski adds trimmings to his hamburger at the Stand Up for America Gala Saturday in the Nashville City Park. Despite temperatures in the mid-90s when gates opened, a sizeable crowd gathered in the park for the annual July 4th gala.
Chamber board member Bill Craig, right, gets some help from Drew Moody at the hamburger/hotdog cooking station at the Stand Up for America Gala.
Chamber board member Bill Craig, right, gets some help from Drew Moody at the hamburger/hotdog cooking station at the Stand Up for America Gala.
Dana, far left, and Donnie Newberg, far right, with their friends Reasel, left, and Hobert Thurgood from Rison. The Thurgoods were camping at Blue Ridge Recreational Area on Dierks Lake, and came to Nashville to see their first Stand Up show.
Dana, far left, and Donnie Newberg, far right, with their friends Reasel, left, and Hobert Thurgood from Rison. The Thurgoods were camping at Blue Ridge Recreational Area on Dierks Lake, and came to Nashville to see their first Stand Up show.
Shirley and Benny Chalker keep cool while waiting on Stand Up to begin.
Shirley and Benny Chalker keep cool while waiting on Stand Up to begin.