Letter: Confine celebration to one day

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Like the young girl featured in the Aug. 11 story "7-year-old lobbyist works for quieter July" I would like to see a quieter celebration. I definitely would like to see the fireworks before the Fourth come to a stop. In our neighborhood pre-Fourth of July fireworks started as dusk and lasted well past 11 p.m. The days preceding the Fourth is just an excuse for people to set off fireworks, it is not celebrating the reason for our holiday. I am not against fireworks but I am for limiting fireworks to one day — the 4th of July.

In addition, I would also like to see a ban limiting the type of fireworks. In our neighborhood on the day of the Fourth, fireworks started at 4 p.m. and lasted until approximately 1 a.m. The fireworks at times were so loud we could not hear our TV program. There were rockets sailing over our house which lit up our skylights with a red glare. That was a little scary. The next morning we found debris on our roof and in our yard.

Hooray for this young girl speaking out.

Wendy Stark

Vancouver