Most of us spend our Fourth of July seeing family, grilling out, and of course, topping it off with a fireworks show. However, this year, make sure to check in on those who served in America’s armed forces. Bright flashes and explosions may trigger PTSD in some combat veterans says a study by the Penn Medicine News.
There is never a better time to be neighborly than on a holiday, so if you know of any veterans in your neighborhood, have a chat with them and see if they’re comfortable with the celebration you’re planning. Simply mentioning it during a conversation is appropriate. While many veterans do not have an aversion to Fourth of July fireworks, it is well worth taking the time to reach out and make sure that everyone has the best holiday possible!