Before fireworks lit up the sky, a sparking romance took a step further.
Private Jordan O'Neal proposed to his girlfriend Lauren Compto in from of thousands in World's Fair Park on live TV.
She said yes!
Private O'Neal just got back from boot camp on Friday, and leaves for training on Sunday.
We talked with him just hours before he popped the question. He said he's excited about his future and his family couldn't be prouder.
"I finally have something that I can actually build my future with-- a good, solid, happy future. You know I don't have any, I have no doubts that it's going to be amazing," said O'Neal.
"I love her. I really do love her, and I don't think he could have picked someone better," said Melissa Bair, O'Neal's mother.
The couple has known each other for two years after meeting online.