Letters to the Editor

Stop the useless fireworks

Once again we have endured that yearly sophomoric ritual: 4th of July fireworks.

Why do otherwise intelligent people sit outside on a steamy July night to watch “the bombs bursting in air?”

I’m just as patriotic as anyone else, I served three years in the U.S. Army, but to me, it’s a waste of time and money. You’d think that the municipalities that fund this nonsense could find better ways to spend their financial resources.

Call me a grumpy old man, but isn’t anyone else tired of seeing people get their fingers and hands needlessly blown off, dogs and cats scared to death, and all of us kept awake by that one last cherry bomb blast at 1 a.m.?

Mike Lewis,

Miami Shores

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