Thousands of Fourth of July week revelers are expected to visit the
Milwaukee Lakefront on Thursday, July 3 for theU.S. Bank
Fireworks show. The show begins at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The U.S. Bank Fireworks has been a tradition in Milwaukee for more than
30 years, and enjoyed by more than one million people. The fireworks
will be launched from three barges on Lake Michigan, off the lakefront
of Veterans Park.
“The U.S. Bank Fireworks is a fun way to celebrate America’s birthday,
and it’s also a great time for families and friends to get together,”
said Bill Bertha, president of U.S. Bank in Milwaukee. “We encourage
people to allow plenty of time to get the Milwaukee Lakefront, and to
bring along their own first aid kit and other essential items, including
The fireworks will be lit by igniters which will light thousands of
shells. A state-of-the-art electronic system will ensure proper timing
of the colorful displays.
This year’s fireworks show will feature many brilliant colors, plenty of
noise, and multiple level effects going off at the same time. The grand
finale will feature a fast paced mixture of brilliant colors and loud
noise at many levels in the sky. This year's display will also feature
new strobing effects, butterfly and sunflower pattern shells and bright
colored comet shells.
Best seats can be found in Veterans Park and Juneau Park. Handicap
parking is available at the north end of Veterans Park. As parking is at
a premium, going further out and catching a number of downtown buses to
the lakefront, or taking the Summerfest shuttle along Wisconsin Avenue
may be the best option. For details on the best bus route, please call
the Milwaukee County Transit System at 414-344-6711.
Due to pedestrian congestion, drop offs are discouraged along Lincoln
Memorial Drive as it will be closed to traffic. Restricted boating areas
on Lake Michigan will also be enforced during the fireworks show.
U.S. Bank is proud to be a part of the Milwaukee community. With 49
branches and more than 3,500 employees, U.S. Bank is the number one
retail bank in the market. Last year, U.S. Bank employees gave back by
spending nearly 13,000 hours volunteering with local organizations.
Statewide, U.S. Bank provided nearly $2.5 million in contributions to
U.S. Bank has been recognized for its hiring efforts and for being
military friendly, and has implemented several recruiting and training
programs specifically for veterans through its Proud to Serve program (http://proudtoserve.usbank.com).
Accolades include being named a 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer
Support Freedom Award winner, and Military Times magazine naming the
bank to its “Best of Vets: Employers” list in 2013, the fourth year on
the list. In addition, G.I. Jobs magazine named U.S. Bank to its “Top
100-Military Friendly Employers” list for 2012 and 2013, and U.S.
Veterans Magazine named the bank to its list of “Top 100
Veteran-Friendly Companies” in 2012 and 2013.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $371 billion in assets as of March 31,
2014, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th
largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,083
banking offices in 25 states and 4,878 ATMs and provides a comprehensive
line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and
payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
Source: U.S. Bank