When considering setting off fireworks that make loud noises that sound like bombs or gunfire:

- Please consider the adverse effect they have on our vets and others that suffer from PTSD.

- Please consider the adverse effect they have on our pets and other animals that feel terror and even pain.

- Please consider choosing compassion and kindness.

- Please use not setting off terrifying fireworks as one more opportunity to teach your children compassion and consideration of others.

Enjoy picnics, playing softball with family and friends. There are many ways to celebrate our country’s birthday without terrifying vets and animals.

Thank you for your consideration.

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