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Letter: July 4 fireworks are all wet again

We have had some pretty dry conditions over the last few years and the City Council made the right decisions to cancel the display in lieu of the fire concern. I am a bit upset, though, that this year’s fireworks have also been canceled in lieu of having those funds put to what the council feels is a better use, and doing it yet again on Ski Spree. This decision I feel was in very poor taste as Ski Spree has absolutely nothing to do with Independence Day and everything to do with the almighty dollar.

The fireworks on our country’s Independence Day have always been a celebration of our country’s independence and freedoms. Growing up, it was always such a treat on the Fourth of July to be able to watch the fireworks display and see all the patriotism. As a child, I really didn’t understand the reasoning behind the fireworks, but as I grew older I understood just how important it was to celebrate this very important day in our country’s history.

We in Glenwood Springs are very fortunate to live in a beautiful town with many attractions and have been voted the most fun town in America. We have great tourism both in the summer and the winter and see folks from several different states and countries that come to our tiny town to enjoy all it has to offer. We should be showing our patriotism and putting on a nice fireworks show on the Fourth, and if the City Council believes they need to have Ski Spree fireworks, then they can do that also.

Our locals who pay taxes in Glenwood Springs deserve to be able to have our families come from out of state or town and have a grand Fourth of July with their children and grandchildren and teach them about the importance of that day. I am asking that the council rethink its decision if time permits, and show the patriotism our town has.

Douglas Brown

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