Firework War

The Fourth of July each year brings memories of growing up and having firework wars with my best friends. What started out as probably a bad idea one year turned into an annual tradition. Basically, we shot fireworks at each other – bottle rockets, roman candles, or anything else that we could easily point and shoot. What was cool, though, was that we divided into teams, wore black and went back in a large wooded area and each had a base from which we could shoot fireworks at each other from. We always did it at night in an area with little artificial light, giving the whole atmosphere more of a real battlefield feel. Those who were brave would venture from the base under exploding bottle rockets and roman candles to get a closer shot at the opposing side. No one was ever really injured in the many times that we did this thankfully (although one friend’s backpack full of fireworks did get lit on fire and explode, but he narrowly escaped) and we did not cause damage to the surrounding area (at least that we know of), but looking back, it may not have been the smartest thing to do. Yet, smart or not, it made for good memories and provided new meaning at this time of year to our often song anthem, “and the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air . . . .”


One Response

  1. Lol, I had the same thoughts this year at the 4th.

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