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Letter: More midnight fireworks, please!
First Published Jul 23 2014 05:13 pm • Last Updated Jul 23 2014 05:13 pm

There appears to be a need to explode things on Sunday and Monday nights in my neighborhood.

After putting the kids to bed and lying in the dark with the cool evening breezes drifting through the house, we hear from some self-appointed people who get themselves all thrilled by firing off 10 or 20 really awesome kabooms, usually around 10 or 11 p.m.

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Sometimes they go the extra mile and celebrate our independence at 2 or 3 in the morning. Goodness, it’s just so patriotic I have to pinch myself.

I know we can expect fireworks after concerts, football games, foul balls and when someone does anything else quintessentially American like buying a used car, but we deserve more! Kirby, what say you?

Now that we see larger and larger explosions are catching on and becoming so common in other parts of the world, we in Utah risk being left behind. It’s a shame. I bet some of our veterans really miss it. The louder the better! Keep them coming guys. We’re all rooting for you as we lay in bed trying to get to sleep.

Carl Christensen

Salt Lake City

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