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HEY AMERICANS, WE NEED TO STOP SHOOTING FIREWORKS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. HERE IS WHY

Fireworks represent the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air. Fair enough. However, no War for Independence battles started on July 4th. 

Fireworks ought to be shot off in commemoration of the start of battles in which Americans won and only for meaningful wars such as the War for Independence, the War of 1812 and World War 2.



All of the other wars Americans fought never should have been fought. Such wars did nothing to protect Americans.

As well, many of those wars were little more than expressions of military adventurism, mercenary wars on behalf of the political establishment, but paid for by taxpayers, consumers and with the lives of killed and maimed soldiers. The list of useless, wasteful wars is long — Spanish-American, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan.

It seems all too silly and maybe stupid that fireworks get shot off on July 4th. 

Here is a list of days worthy for fireworks:

  • 19 April — Battle of Concord (1775) — First victory of the Colonial Army
  • 7 October — The Battle of Saratoga (1777) — Turning point of the War for Independence
  • 19 October — Battle of Yorktown (1781) — British surrender, war over
  • 11 September — Battle of Plattsburgh (1814) — Defeat of British ending the War of 1812
  • 4 June — Battle of Midway (1942) — Destruction of four Japanese carriers, veteran pilots
  • 7 August — Battle for Guadalcanal (1942) — First offensive defeat of the Japanese in WW2
  • 6 June — Operation Overlord (1944) — Allied invasion of France in WW2
  • 23 October — Battle of Leyte Gulf (1944) — Largest naval battle in history. Destruction of the Imperial Japanese Navy