Thursday, July 4, 2019

"Fireworks and PTSD: an emotional combination for some veterans"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Fireworks on the Fourth of July are as common as parades down Main Street and cookouts in the back yard.

But for Bruce Walmsley, they can be a nightmare.

The 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran from Brockton doesn’t have a problem with organized fireworks shows. He can mentally prepare for them, and is happy to pull up a chair and watch.

When fireworks explode unexpectedly in neighborhoods in the days around July 4, however, that’s when things get rough."

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Franklin fireworks in 2018
Franklin fireworks in 2018
Fireworks this year are scheduled for 10 PM on Saturday, July 6

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