What a privilege it has been to bring you the 4th of July show for the last 43 years! I want to thank everyone who has played a part. From our team at Boston 4 Productions to the Pops, and conductors Arthur Fiedler (who started this event with me), John Williams and Keith Lockhart, the Governors, the Mayors and all the state and city agencies, especially the State Police and Boston Police, the National Guard, Boston EMS and all the first responders.
But most of all I want to say thank you to the audiences. You have supported this event over the decades and I will be forever grateful as we came together to honor our country – and all the men and women who have served – to celebrate our freedom, showcase our patriotism, and over two days, enjoy beautiful concerts and one heck of a fireworks show. Happy 4th of July to all and I wish you many more in the years ahead.
- David Mugar - July 4, 2016