(NEWSBUSTERS) When the word “God” becomes inappropriate in public schools, America really has ceased to exist.

Consider the story of a first-grade girl in West Marion, North Carolina, who had the word “God” stripped from a poem she wrote and was going to read at her school’s Veterans Day assembly earlier this month.

The  poem honored her two grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War.

“He prayed to God for peace,” she wrote of one of them. “He prayed to God for strength.”

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