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FAQ-Explosion of Kindness

  • Fireworks are a tradition on July 4th, why would a veteran want to stop people from celebrating our Freedom? The intent of the signs has never been to stop Fireworks. That is not what this program is about. Veterans who served this country do not want to stop Fireworks or take away anyone’s freedom. That is what they served to protect. So please enjoy yourself and set off all the Fireworks you want! Being courteous isn’t about stopping your fun or taking away any of your freedoms.

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Signs encourage those setting off fireworks to be courteous to veterans with PTSD – fox13now.com


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Signs encourage those setting off fireworks to be courteous to veterans with PTSD
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Many people have seen pictures of the group's signs online, and one outside Kerry Miller's home in Hooper reads: Combat Veteran lives here, please be courteous with fireworks.” The signs are distributed by the organization Military with PTSD, and the

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Combat vets may experience 'unnerving' PTSD from Fourth of July fireworks – AL.com


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Combat vets may experience 'unnerving' PTSD from Fourth of July fireworks
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U.S. Army combat veteran Matt Bouchet of Birmingham had been home from Iraq for about two weeks when he realized he could suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while watching large fireworks shows – the kind so many Americans …

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For Vets With PTSD, Fireworks Aren’t Always Cause For Celebration – ThinkProgress


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For Vets With PTSD, Fireworks Aren’t Always Cause For Celebration
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This year, Gourley and her colleagues are striving to make that conversation easier through the Explosion of Kindness campaign, an effort to raise awareness about the PTSDfireworks link among civilians. In June, Military with PTSD distributed 2,500

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US veterans with PTSD ask for courteous July 4 fireworks – Quartz


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US veterans with PTSD ask for courteous July 4 fireworks
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Last year, a widely-circulated Facebook post featured Iraq War veteran Jon Dykes, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home in 2003, standing behind a sign that asked his neighbors to be courteous during their celebrations

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How Fireworks Can Trigger PTSD – TIME


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How Fireworks Can Trigger PTSD
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The signs are the work of a Facebook-launched nonprofit, Military With PTSD, begun by Shawn Gourley, whose husband, Justin, served in the Navy for four years and returned with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sudden and loud noises can trigger …

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Combat veterans ask neighbors to 'be courteous' with fireworks – FOX31 Denver


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Combat veterans ask neighbors to 'be courteous' with fireworks
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The noise from fireworks can trigger flashbacks and other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, but a nonprofit agency is helping raise awareness. Military with PTSD is a group out of Indiana that began making and distributing free yard signs to

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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks – CNN

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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks
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Using donated money, she purchased 1,000 signs in May 2014 and assumed it would be more than enough. She was wrong. By the end of June this year, Military with PTSD sent out 2,500 signs, and had 3,000 people still on the waiting list to receive one.

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Sign encourages neighbors to 'Be courteous' to veterans with PTSD during July … – KABC-TV


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Sign encourages neighbors to 'Be courteous' to veterans with PTSD during July
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For now, Military with PTSD is asking the veterans who request the sign to pay for shipping, though they are working to raise funds so that won't be necessary in the future. Gourley said the public can help by donating money, 24 X 24 shipping bags and

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Courteous with Fireworks?

Courteous with Fireworks?

Many have seen the pictures going around Facebook and other Social Media sites, but what does it mean to “Please Be Courteous with Fireworks?”

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