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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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A 4th of July celebration is scheduled at Mt. Rushmore. However, there will not be a fireworks display.
From a report at the link below:
At this time, the fireworks celebration that Mount Rushmore is known for providing has been placed on an indefinite hold due to the fragility of the forest lands surrounding the memorial. The level of risk for wildfire in the immediate memorial area has been determined to fragile to hold a fireworks show for the foreseeable future.
Another reason cited on another website was the fire hazard posed by large amounts of highly flammable beetle damaged trees.
July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in Roswell on July 2, 1947.
Some celebrate UFO day on June 24 which is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is said to be the first unidentified flying object sighting in the United States. He reported several disk shaped objects flying at incredible speed. Somehow the description changed from flying discs to flying saucers.
The World UFO Day website says the whole point of World UFO day is to celebrate the existence of UFO’s and extra terrestrial life.
Having never seen a flying saucer nor met an extra terrestrial being I won’t be celebrating.
Although I have met several people who may have looked and acted like beings from another world, I’m sure they were not extra terrestrial.
Also, I prefer to use the term flying saucer rather than UFO. Calling them flying saucers puts them in a more humorous category in my mind which is how I think of these unidentified things said to be flying about the sky.
Someday I may actually see a flying saucer. Until then I remain a skeptic.
Since I have admitted to being a flying saucer skeptic I may as well also admit to being a Sasquatch (bigfoot, yeti) skeptic. I will remain a bigfoot skeptic until one is found dead or alive.