National Fireworks Association Veteran's Committee

Legend has it that Captain John Smith set off the first fireworks display in the American colonies in Jamestown, Virginia in 1608. He and other settlers used fireworks to celebrate special events. The United Sates of America first used them to mark our Independence Day on July 4th, 1776. Subsequently, fireworks became synonymous with our Independence Day celebrations when they were used again at our first anniversary on July 4th, 1777, in Philadelphia and they have continued as part of our national anniversary celebrations each year since.

The National Fireworks Association (NFA)- Veterans Committee is an Association that is dedicated to the preservation of fireworks and ensuring the safety for everyone involved and making sure that we have fireworks for many years to come. We as the Veterans Committee of the NFA understand the emotional scars that come from war such as PTSD and other internal injuries. All our committee members are veterans of different branches of the military and are proudly representing our service and our service with the NFA to keep fireworks around for generations to come. These Veterans below stand behind fireworks and don’t want to see them be banned in any form.

To join the growing list of Veteran's who support the safe use of fireworks, please take a few moments to complete the form.

Veteran's for Fireworks

Veteran's Who Support Fireworks

Name: Devin Vargas
Rank/Branch: Staff Sergeant U.S. Army
Years Served: 12 years

Name: Cameron Atkin
Rank/Branch: Sergeant U.S. Army
Years Served: 6 years
Name: Zachariah Orland
Rank/Branch: Corporal U.S. Marine Corps/Sergeant U.S. Army
Years Served: 5 years/5 years
Name: Hannah Orland
Rank/Branch: First Lieutenant U.S. Army
Years Served: Currently serving
Name: Amanda Atkin
Rank/Branch: Specialist U.S. Army
Years Served: 5 years
Name: Heather Orland
Rank/Branch: Sergeant U.S. Army
Years: 10 Years
Name: Aaron Orland​
Rank/Branch: Sergeant U.S. Army
Years Served: 8 years
Name: Nathan Gibson
Rank/Branch: SSgt U.S. Air Force
Years Served: 7 years
Name: Joe Talarski
Rank/Branch: Pfc U.S. Army
Years Served: 3 years
Name: Andrew Webb
Rank/Branch: Machinist's Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class (E-6) U.S. Navy
Years Served: 8 years
Name: David Dumm
Rank/Branch: E-4 Corporal U.S. Marine Corps/U.S. Marine Corps Reserves
Years Served: 8 years
Name: Jed Allsup
Rank/Branch: E-4 U.S. Army
Years Served: 9 years
Name: Tom Dunaway
Rank/Branch: SSgt U.S. Air Force
Years Served: 4 years
Name: Ed Boling
Rank/Branch: U.S. Navy
Years Served: 6 years
Name: Michael Janke
Rank/Branch: SP-5 U.S. Army
Years Served: 6 years
Name: Caleb King
Rank/Branch: Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps
Years Served: 6 years
Name: Edward Small
Rank/Branch: Sergeant U.S. Army
Years Served: 4 years
Name: Alfred Lupien
Rank/Branch: Major U.S. Army
Years Served: 20 years
Name: Donna Lupien
Rank/Branch: Lt. Colonel U.S. Army
Years Served: 22 years
Name: Joseph Oliver
Rank/Branch: SSgt U.S. Army
Years Served: 20 years
Name: Jonathan McCormick
Rank/Branch: E-3 U.S. Marine Corps
Years Served: 2 years
Name: Chad Ullery
Rank/Branch: E-5 U.S. Navy
Years Served: 8 years
Name: Joseph Keary
Rank/Branch: Lt. Colonel U.S. Army
Years Served: 31 years
Name: Ronald Knight
Rank/Branch: SFC U.S. Army
Years Served: 24 years
Name: Paul Schutte
Rank/Branch: E-3 U.S. Army
Years Served: 6 years

Name: Travis Harvey
Rank/Branch: E4, U.S. Army
Years Served: 10 years

Name: Jerry Scott
Rank/Branch: SFC U.S. Army
Years Served: 22 years

Name: Mark Trebacz
Rank/Branch: Sergeant U.S. Air Force
Years Served: 4 years