It was a special night at Bright Nights in Springfield for some military members and their families.
The lighting display located in Forest Park welcomed men and women of the armed forces for their annual Military Night.
Those who presented a valid military ID got in for free.
"Bright Nights program with the lights is just such a wonderful thing. We're real happy to be part of it and it's so nice that they take a special night to honor the military," said Gen. Paul Gregory Smith with the Massachusetts National Guard.
Military Night was sponsored by Columbia Gas.
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