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Big Bay Boom Brings Thousands for July 4 Spectacular

It's the biggest show in town.

The Big Bay Boom brought hundreds of thousands to the Embarcadero for a spectacular show in honor of Independence Day.

An explosion of red, white and blue was seen from the sky as cheers rang out in the crowd. Many, camped out for hours for the perfect view.

For Marine Reymond Dasalla, it was an extra special holiday being able to celebrate with his family and friends.

Dasalla recently returned from an almost eight-month deployment, missing holidays and special occasions.

"Seven months, eight's pretty long for me. And I've been a military wife for almost seven years," said Dasalla’s wife, Hazzelle.

It's a small sacrifice he and his family are willing to make, for an even bigger prize--independence.

"We're surviving and it's for the country and I'm proud and I'm happy to be his wife," Hazzelle said.

"It's America so we have to celebrate it," added Dasalla.

He told NBC 7 he has no more deployments scheduled in the near future, so he's looking forward to spending more time with his family.

Organizers predict 300,000-500,000 people enjoy these fireworks each year.

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