One of the most pointless aspects of 4th of July, Independence Day, is all of the unecessary POLLUTION associated with it. What good do fireworks do besides provide pretty flashes for a couple of seconds? What about all of the balloons that add to the trash humans dump onto the Earth? I was at a family house, and we had PAPER plates, when we could have easily had normal plates, and plastic forks when we could have had metal forks.
The environmental problems with Independence Day is troubling to say the least.
In the great scheme of things I think it is a triviality.