This year, "St. Bernard Salutes America" will be running a bit differently. In response to health concerns, St. Bernard Parish will not be host to its usual fanfare of bands, live music, and stalls of fun activities for kids. Instead, what will occur this year is a 15-minute fireworks show that spectators can enjoy from the safety of their car or outside while wearing masks.
Though this change is unfortunate, the committee that puts on the show decided that it was safe enough to have people gather for fireworks, but not so for the bigger event that locals are used to. While the kids will miss the fun activities and the parents the happiness of the kids, safety comes first.
Public restrooms will still be available on-site.
It is with great sadness that the committee made the decision to abridge the normally wide range of their festival to something safer for the spectators. This will still enable attendees to get into the 4th of July spirit and take part, even in times like these, by enjoying a smaller version St. Bernard Salutes America.