BOSTON, Mass. – Actor and Lowell, Mass. native Michael Chiklis shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Sean McNamara a technician at the Massachusetts National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters, during a planning meeting for the “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” here, June 30th. Chiklis will be hosting the 4th of July festivities as well as performing one of his original songs, titled “’Til I Come Home,” which is inspired by service members who are deployed overseas, with the Boston Pops. The Massachusetts National Guard is providing support to local authorities to help ensure safety during the holiday celebration, which annually entertains over 500,000 visitors from around the world.