As we near the 4th of July holiday and all its festivities and celebrations, I have a little request for everyone that's a little more overlooked than you may think. It involves our military members.
I ask that everyone please be mindful and courteous of your area veterans. Fireworks are beautiful but the noise can be extremely problematic, bothersome and distracting to military personnel/veterans. This does not mean that they need to be excluded from the fun or that we should stop traditions and celebrating either. There are ways to coexist peacefully.
If you are a friend or family member of a veteran or military member, make sure you know whether they are interested in joining in and seeing firework displays. If they truly want to be but are put off and frightened by the noise, bring ear plugs. This will allow them to enjoy the beauty while not being exposed to the unpleasant noises associated with it. Just remember to stay with them at all times to be their "ears" while they are temporarily deafened.
If your veteran or military member does not wish to see fireworks, that's fine. Do NOT force the issue or try to "make" them go. If they would rather stay at home, please check in with them to make sure they're doing alright. Take them to your house if necessary if it would make them more comfortable. Regardless of what you do, visit with them to make sure they're coping alright and give them ear plugs to protect them from the bothersome noises.
Salutations! Very well detailed and expressed within this vital importance of being mindful of veterans. It's completely understandable with those of who struggle with Ptsd and I contract with the Military besides operating my Youtube channel. I know active and inactive (Veterans) who are good friends and are brothers/sisters to me. Happy Fourth of July! I was surprised you made a journal in regards to our celebration mostly people don't seem to care or are apathetic towards our liberty.
Thank you for your comment. I try to help however I possibly can whether directly or indirectly. Spreading awareness is a part of that. It's surprising how many people never even think to take things like this into consideration. It isn't that hard to connect - think of what sounds come from fireworks (especially during the infamous grand finales). Then think about common sounds you may hear in a war zone. To someone who has experienced war, there is little to no difference between the two. Sounds like that remind them heavily of gunfire, missels, bombs and IEDs. Naturally it is going to scare them and trigger troublesome reactions. Prevention and awareness are huge keys in coexisting and ensuring that everyone is safe for the holidays.
I hope to see Fireworks Saturday. This message is very thoughtful for anyone that is/still is an Active Member of the Military. Granted u may not support War, but I do support the troops, because I have friends/family members whom are still in or were in the Military (I care for people and their families)
I'm hoping to at least once like I do each year. I do what I can to help spread awareness and support. I always love it when I'm able to directly help someone though. I don't particularly like the idea of war and violence, but I have plenty of respect and care for the brave men and women who protect our freedom.
Today has been a very eventful day ,
I was honored with being recommended to be part
Of a LGBT documentary , it was eventful and the people were so wonderful , I'm so glad to join them in embracing themselves.
And I got to show off my hair skills cutting this girls hair into a boy cut that she always wanted but was always too scared to do but by the government legalizing gay marriage it gave her the courage to do what she always pictured herself as. Thanks to all the awesome people who were involved