Fireworks stands pop up over night, people rush to them the same way they run to the malls in the middle of the night for black Friday! They stock up and then those with little or no self control start celebrating as soon as they get home and get the car trunk open.
Earlier today I posted on Facebook that ,” I hate fire crackers” and a friend jokingly called me, The Bad Santa. Fireworks make every muscle and nerve in my body tense. This causes stress which causes me to be jumpy and grumpy.
Today is America’s birthday 237 birthday! The noise has been non stop all day. If there was a scheduled time frame for civilians to set off explosives as a way to celebrate it might not be so agitating . Ppublic shows with a start and stop time they are okay. But come on people! When you buy the boxes of racket makers to set off all week are you thinking about the people with PTSD, or the pets and wildlife your disturbing ? Are you thinking of your neighbors? What about the risk for starting a fire? The below photo was taken today July 4, 2013 in Prosser Washington, caused by fire works
I often wonder if people ever wonder where fireworks come from, or who makes them. Most are made in China and India, so when you are spending your hard earned dollars on explosives you are not supporting the American economy.
Before you go and say that I am not being very Patriotic please understand that I am very patriotic. I served in the united States Army and am disabled war veteran.
I personally prefer the sounds of Peace over the Sounds of War.
Happy Birthday America!
Now I an off to watch the musical 1776, hopefully the music will drown out some of the outdoor noise!