Considering veterans on July 4th

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Although many enjoy fireworks for Independence Day, some who have fought for our country may not because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Experts say the sound of firework explosions could remind veterans of guns shots or even bombs.

Screaming at public events can also be a trigger.

One recommendation for veterans with PTSD is to use earplugs or headphones if you plan to observe firework displays.

Experts say it’s best for some veterans to avoid fireworks as a whole and remind everyone to take that into consideration and be supportive.

If you have any more question please call the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic at (318)-990-5333.

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