Fireworks for Memorial Day?

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@PatZAnthony (13116)
Charlotte, North Carolina
May 28, 2017 5:38pm CST
Some in the area celebrate (if we can call it that) Memorial Day with fireworks. For some reason, some here also do this on other holidays, not just for Memorial Day. Not sure if this is something that some people might do because they just like noise or if there is alcohol involved or what they are thinking. Most are used to fireworks in July and might overlook those who are still making noise at midnight. However, it seems for Memorial Day weekend, fireworks are out of place. Are people in your area using fireworks this weekend?
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@just4him (128987)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 May 17
There is a city nearby where my daughter lives that has Taste of (city name) from Thursday to Monday with Fireworks on Sunday night. They don't do anything for Fourth of July because most everyone around Green Bay is here.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 May 17
It seems that fireworks are just popular here and some don't need a reason to make noise @just4him
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@DWDavis (15084)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
28 May 17
I don't know of any fireworks displays around here this weekend, and I agree they may not be appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend. I do think it is appropriate to celebrate on Memorial Day. I explained why in my discussion here:
The long awaited Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived. Here in the states we honor those who have paid the ultimate price, given the last full measure of...
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 May 17
Different experiences lead to different emotions about this holiday @DWDavid We do know that those we knew who are not here now would not want anyone to not enjoy the day.
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@LadyDuck (183311)
• Switzerland
29 May 17
Some people seem only to love making noise, we do not celebrate Memorial Day here in Switzerland, but I think that fireworks are not appropriate for this celebration.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 May 17
It seems some here really don't need a reason to make noise @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (183311)
• Switzerland
31 May 17
@PatZAnthony I cannot understand why some people love noise, I like so much the silence.
@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
28 May 17
We don't usually have any fireworks on Memorial Day. New Year's Eve and the Forth of July are another story.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 May 17
It seems some here don't know the 'rules' @BettyB We never heard of fireworks being used for anything when we were younger other than July 4th.
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@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
1 Jun 17
@PatZAnthony That's the only time they were shot off when I was a kid, and it was a show. No one had fireworks at home.
@Courtlynn (55382)
• United States
28 May 17
Fireworks here are sometime in june for the "offical start of the summer", july 4th, and a few days around it for other towns. Plus in October for the seaside festival we have for the fall. I wouldnt like them this weekend. Too early and just wrong.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 May 17
Yes, the are wrong but some don't get that @Courtlynn or maybe don't care. We'll never know-
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@Courtlynn (55382)
• United States
29 May 17
@PatZAnthony probably both. Sad
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@DianneN (88397)
• United States
28 May 17
No fireworks ever on Memorial Day weekend or Labor Day! For shame!
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 May 17
Some have no clue @DianneN When we were in Florida last year there were some people using fireworks on a regular basis just to make noise it seems.
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@DianneN (88397)
• United States
29 May 17
@PatZAnthony There are lots of morons in this world.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 May 17
Not that I know of. Memorial Day isn't for that kind of celebrating.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
31 May 17
That is what we think too @RubyHawk but we can't control the neighbors.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 May 17
@PatZAnthony No you certainly can't do that. You have to bear with neighbors.
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• United States
29 May 17
Yes they did a couple days ago and Pat, it was louder then the 4th of July and much longer. Not sure where it was but close enough to blow our roof off here with the noise. Needless to say I was a bit perturbed.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 May 17
We were let off easy this year with no noise late into the night!
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• United States
30 May 17
@PatZAnthony Thank goodness.
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 May 17
Here by me there are mostly fireworks on New Year's, but I don't like them unless they are in a contained area away from residential areas because I worry about dogs and cats panicking @PatZAnthony . I hope all was okay by you.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 May 17
The pets really don't appreciate the noise, but everything was quiet here by 10 this year.
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 May 17
@PatZAnthony that's good that all was quiet by then.
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@marlina (79738)
• Canada
29 May 17
I live in Canada and our long weekend was last week Victoria Day. And yes, we had the usual people who start their fireworkds on Friday night. A real pain!
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 May 17
It was a bit quieter here than last year at this time @marlina and we are okay with that!
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@marlina (79738)
• Canada
31 May 17
@PatZAnthony I much prefer when it is quiet too.
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• United States
29 May 17
No fireworks, it would be nice if there were. Only July here. Even so, they want to ban fireworks in general.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 May 17
July makes some sense, but not May @infatuatedbby
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• United States
30 May 17
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@dramagirl26 (3333)
• Ringgold, Virginia
1 Jun 17
In our area, people don't shoot fireworks on Memorial Day. They do on Independence Day and New Year's though.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Jun 17
Wonder why they do any of it at all ever. We know the history, but it does seem there would be better things we could do, although I'm not the one to say what that would be @dramagirl26
@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
31 May 17
It seems like fireworks have become very common everywhere. I can always hear the noise of fireworks here, no matter what occasion it is. If it's big festival, the fireworks can start lighting from 10pm to 2am or 3am. That's really difficult for us to sleep, especially when there are young kids and babies. Personally, I am fine if the fireworks are just for awhile, but not for long period and not too late at night, as it's really disturbing.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Jun 17
It is the people who don't know what they are doing who are making all the noise @kaka135
@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
31 May 17
Our Memorial Day is in November only. Here we have lots of fireworks in December. The most annoying thing is that people light fireworks till late at night sometimes. They disturb others sleep but they don't seem to bother.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Jun 17
We are not fans of fireworks, but some really enjoy all the noise @Nawsheen
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@GreatMartin (6217)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 May 17
People use fireworks here all year round!! I posted this in answer to you comment on my post but this was/is a great way to recognize what the holiday is--not to make money!! I spent the afternoon down at The Point--some people were swimming in the pool--others were out on boats or on paddleboards BUT a bunch of WW2 vets and a few of us from Korea plus 2 from Vietnam sat around and told the kids (grandchildren of residents) all the BS war stories we could come up with! And there was a BBQ going on in the community room--a warm, sunny, friendly day and showing respect not only to those gone but a couple of Gold Star Mothers (now in their 90s) who were the heroines of today!
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 May 17
We often forget there are many who lost loved ones in various wars, from children to parents.
@Juliaacv (34216)
• Canada
28 May 17
I cannot imagine that fireworks would be an appropriate thing to let off on your Memorial day long weekend. Last weekend, we celebrated Victoria Day, and since its in honour of the queen's birthday, fireworks are appropriate. My favorite are when they let them off on July 1st for Canada Day. I hope that nobody is offended by the fireworks tonight.
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 May 17
The day came and went and there was no noise here after 10, so we can't complain this year.
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@JediYoda (1714)
• Samoa
28 May 17
Why they can't pause for a moment of silence for the fallen and gallant men and women?
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@PatZAnthony (13116)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 May 17
That would make more sense @JediYoda
• United States
2 Jun 17
Zilch, nadda and yadda yadda for NOT seeing any as our city claimed some dumb ordinance about pyrotechnics usage for entertainment only that allowed only one place: over our great Lake Erie; however no company bid low enough to be contacted to put on any show, so nothing was seen ratz !
@bunnybon7 (37734)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Jun 17
surprisingly they did not. when my poor fur baby Coco was here it seemed like they did for every holiday of any kind. now they are gone wouldn't you know. hope i am not speaking too soon.
@jstory07 (71438)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 May 17
People around here did not even set off fireworks for fourth of July.