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Massachusetts City Marks Independence Day With Cannon Fire

Residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, gathered at 5:30 am to watch the traditional firing of a cannon to mark Independence Day in the United States on July 4. The cannon, fired from Rollstone Hill by Lieutenant Jeffrey Howe, is a Civil War era Napoleon 12lb cannon, according to official information. Credit: Fitchburg Police Department via Storyful

Residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, gathered at 5:30 am to watch the traditional firing of a cannon to mark Independence Day in the United States on July 4. The cannon, fired from Rollstone Hill by Lieutenant Jeffrey Howe, is a Civil War era Napoleon 12lb cannon, according to official information. Credit: Fitchburg Police Department via Storyful

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