Volunteers plan fireworks show for veterans

Veterans honored with fireworks show

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - An early Fourth of July celebration went off despite the rain at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau Friday night.

Things kicked off at 9 p.m. and it was a team effort to pull off this show.

Volunteers spent hours Friday afternoon wiring the fireworks because the whole thing is timed to music.

It all started with Tony Tucker who said he's loved fireworks for as long as he can remember.

So this year the veteran's home contacted him and he told Heartland News he'd wanted to do a show for the veteran's home for several years.

Preparations started weeks ago, but Tucker said he had a lot of help along the way.

"I just went out to businesses that I knew and told them what I was doing. That I wasn't charging the VA a dime to put this on, but we just need money to put on a good show and most people were happy and tickled to death to donate," Tucker said.

All those donations helped pay for around 400 fireworks that made up the 20 minute show.

And it all wrapped up with a 3 minute grand finale.

This is the first year they've done the show and Tony said it's the least he can do.

He went on to say what he's doing here is nothing compared to what these veterans did for our country.

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