Remembering the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, the Panola County Conservatives hosted a very moving program at the Carthage Convention Center. Emphasis for the event was on taking America back to a "One Nation Under God" state. Master of Ceremonies Bobby Crow opened the program by saying, "We will begin with a prayer and also end with a prayer," which drew a hardy round of applause from the audience.
Texas State Representative, Wayne Christian, introduced U.S. Congressman Louis Gohmert, speaker for the evening. He spoke of many instances that proved our nation was built on Christian principles. He also stated, "In the history of the world, there has never been a nation that has lasted forever. They come and they go, but I'm here to tell you, there has never been a nation that has been as blessed as this one. There has never been a nation where there's been more freedoms for the people than we have here in this God-blessed nation." Gohmert went on to quote Ronald Reagan, "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, we'll be a nation gone under."
Jerry and Lacy Jones, members of the Conservatives group said of the program, "We are so pleased that so many came out to celebrate God and our country. Our forefathers built this country on Christian principles. It's time this nation returned to blessing God."