4th of July fes­tiv­i­ties can be a re­minder of com­bat

The Denver Post - - OPINION -

Re: “For some vet­er­ans with PTSD, Fourth of July cel­e­bra­tions can sound like war,” July 2 Donna Bryson col­umn.

Thank you for re­cent guest col­umn on vet­er­ans and the 4th of July. Com­bat vet­er­ans such as my­self, while hon­ored on the 4th, are not al­ways con­sid­ered when it comes to ex­plo­sions. Re­cently, after a par­tic­u­larly close sky­rocket ex­ploded near me as I was en­ter­ing my home, I in­jured my knee duck­ing for cover. To all my fel­low Amer­i­cans, I hope you en­joyed a fes­tive and safe 4th. Just re­mem­ber that, for some, this hol­i­day is not as fes­tive as it once was. Craig Win­ter, Aurora

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