The 24th of June? Killeen, Texas Residents Unhappy With Early Celebrations
The Fourth of July is always just a fun holiday to celebrate. Everyone joins together to celebrate America. Nothing more American than hot dogs and fireworks right?
Recently, Fort Hood announced their Fourth of July celebration would take place in June. On the 24th of month to be exact. However, some are unhappy with the early commemorations.
The Killeen Daily Herald reported some on social media weren't exactly thrilled. One commenter lamented:
“So when are we celebrating 4th of July next year? Easter? What else are we doing to destroy our American Holidays?? We can just start doing Christmas on Halloween, what in the world is happening? Since when is 4th of July being celebrated on June 24th?”
So allow me to interject quickly here. I do understand the confusion. It's rather weird for things to be celebrating not on their actual day.
But lend me a moment of your time, and let's look at this at another angle. Why not have another day to celebrate? There's never really been a rule that says we can't celebrate something everyday.
Heck, I feel like people set off fireworks randomly during the year regardless if it's a holiday or not. So it's not really that far out of an idea to celebrate early. But there actually is a reason for the early festival.
In a statement from Montgomery Campbell, a Fort Hood spokesman:
“This year there will be a lot more celebrations going on in the local communities, so we wanted to give our soldiers and their families the opportunity to take their families out and enjoy other festivities.”
So in all, the celebration is give military families time to be together. No reason to be upset!