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Veterans recovering from PTSD warn against unexpected fireworks

Written by on July 4, 2021

Aside from the barbeques and family get togethers, our most well known Fourth of July tradition is fireworks. However, before setting off your celebratory fireworks, it is important to consider your veteran neighbors.

Rochester First reported:

“Monroe County holds one of the highest veteran populations in all of western New York ranging from 30,000 to 40,000 former military members, according to Monroe County veteran affairs. Most members love the the holiday but if their neighbors aren’t careful, the sound of constant fireworks can cause damage to worsen their condition.”

Nick Stefanovic, Director of Monroe County Veteran Affairs Services talks more about the effects and stated:

“When that noise happened carnage came afterward, death happened and horrific scenes were experienced afterward. It causes what is mostly known as psychosomatic symptoms.”

Rochester First

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