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God & Countryfest Attracts Crowd

The ability to choose a religion and worship freely is one of the reasons attendees of the God and Country Festival said they are proud to be American. The God and Country Festival, an annual event that promotes the Christian faith and pride in country, drew a large crowd Wednesday night to listen to Christian music, learn about area churches and faith- based organizations and the U.S. military and armed forces and enjoy a fireworks display. Vic Clapp, a Vietnam veteran, was at a table for the Nampa Disabled American Veterans of with his wife Janie and their 9-year-old grandson Rayden, who was visiting from New Jersey. Janie Clapp said between their two families, they have had 12 people serve in the military. Vic Clapp spoke about veterans coming home from fighting in Vietnam and Korea and being unwelcome or even ignored. He said there are a lot of vets still hurting and struggling but they have support in Idaho/Torrie Cope, Idaho Press Tribune. More here. (AP photo)

Question: Is Idaho a good place to hold a God & Country Festival?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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