As I went out along the beach this morning for my morning walk, I was quickly reminded why I avoided the beach yesterday. Many people who do not regularly visit this stretch of beach came to visit for the day or the holiday weekend. Instead of giving back in celebration of their freedom they decided to light off fireworks, leaving a mass amount of debris in the water and on the beach, in addition to cigarette butts and cups that were holding their celebration beverages. It is sad that they decided to leave the beauty which refreshed them in such condition. Instead of enjoying a long walk, I spent the entire walk picking up garbage as others walked or ran right by the mess left for someone else to pick up. It was also interesting to see how people responded to my picking up trash; some were thankful and responded positively while others were angry that I was in their running path.