The Best Part Of The Fourth Of July Can Be The Worst For Some Veterans
The climax of the Fourth of July holiday can cause stress for the people we're celebrating.By Lindsay Gloor | July 4, 2016
There's no doubt the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate those who have defended our nation's independence, but one nonprofit wants to remind Americans that fireworks can create stress for military vets.
Last year, the organization, called Military with PTSD, distributed 4,372 yard signs free of charge to veterans who requested them, according to its Facebook page.
Experts say fireworks can trigger "a range of reactions" including "becoming more alert and vigilant" and "even flashbacks" in some combat veterans.