- Several outlets are trying to raise awareness that the sights and/or sounds of fireworks can be distressing to veterans with PTSD, see Time and CNN.
- Pets can be startled and bolt or may be stressed and even terrified by the loud sounds that accompany fireworks. These articles address the issue: safety tips, why are dogs scared of fireworks, The DeKalb Humane Society has shared additional safety tips, click here. Or, as the ever-awesome The Oatmeal explains:
- Exhausted parents who have finally managed to get baby down for the night may experience
sudden ragemixed feelings about late evening fireworks.
Happy Fourth of July!