Remember military veterans when setting off fireworks

Remember military veterans when setting off fireworks

(WTVM) - There is usually no shortage of fireworks on the Fourth of July as Americans celebrate our country's independence.

However, this can be a difficult day for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder since the sound of fireworks may bring back terrifying memories of combat.

"Any loud noise any flashes, would easily make me jump and somewhat crouch down," said retired veteran Matthew Burany.

For most veterans it's not about stopping fireworks, it's about being aware of where you set them off and who they might impact.

If you're planning on setting off fireworks and know a vet will be affected, let them know so he or she can find somewhere else to go.

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