Thursday, July 05, 2012

WTAE: Township's decision to shoot off fireworks from cemetery upsets residents

Mt. Lebanon Township’s decision to shoot off Fourth of July fireworks from a local cemetery has sparked anger among some residents.

Amy Jo Krystek said her husband’s favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, and when she went to visit his grave at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery on Wednesday, she was told she couldn’t because the cemetery had been closed to set up for the fireworks.

“My heart fell to my shoes because I miss my husband and I wanted to celebrate the day with him like I usually did,” said Krystek, whose husband passed away six years ago.

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Blogger Matthew said...

I did think that was kindof an odd place to set them off. I suppose those wanting to visit could have simply been escorted in and out as to not completely shut off access.

However, I think the real moral of the story is that we're building a high school that's much too expensive for our needs. ;-P

July 17, 2012 8:52 PM  

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