Veterans Affairs offering signs to raise fireworks awareness

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On June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn in front of the old Courthouse, Sumter County Veterans Affairs and sponsors will distribute yard signs to veterans in awareness of the 4th of July holidays and citizens using fireworks.

As you know, fireworks may be stressful for combat Veterans suffering from PTSD, the loud noises that sound like gunfire and other explosive blasts can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder. With hopes of bringing fireworks safety and awareness of war veterans living in our neighborhoods, we have initiated a “Yard Sign Campaign." Veterans will be able to pick up a sign from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until all of the signs are gone! 


We will have the Fire Department, both city and county law enforcement, and others out on the lawn to greet veterans as well.  I’m looking forward to seeing you on June 30th!  Any questions give me a call 803-436-2303 or 803-468-1841.  Please see below for a picture of the Yard Sign.  Signs are FREE; they were paid for with donated monies by community sponsors.   


Valerie Brunson, VSO

Director of Veterans Affairs

Sumter County

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