Don’t forget: Fireworks can be difficult for veterans

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Fireworks can trigger PTSD for many veterans

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Fireworks can trigger a traumatic response for some veterans.

Veterans, especially those who have PTSD, often experience flashbacks due to fireworks.

But it’s often not the ones that are lit on the Fourth of July; it’s the ones that are unexpected on the days before and after the holiday that can take a veteran back into a war zone mindset.

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