Family, honor, faith and positive role models were the subjects of an event which looked at how Americans can reclaim their great country from the throes of social and economic chaos. Two authors presented their views in a program titled “Return to Family: Getting Your Family Fired Up About Honor, Role Models and the Faith.” The event was held on August 23rd, 2014, in the Rochester area at the Church of the Holy Spirit in beautiful upstate New York.
John Horvat II, vice president of The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and author of Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society, and Norman Fulkerson, public relations liaison for the American TFP and award-winning author of An American Knight: The Life of Colonel John W. Ripley, USMC both shared their solutions for a better America and signed their books for an eager and receptive audience.
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Mr. Horvat’s talk, “Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: The Key to Bringing America Back to Order,” focused on returning to a proper notion of what it means to honor your parents. He explained why the family needs to be fired up with the idea of honor and how a sense of honor can truly revitalize society.
“Honor means living up to high standards of excellence,” Mr. Horvat explained. “It is something anyone can do and must do if we are to return to order.”
Mr. Fulkerson, a contributing editor of Crusade Magazine, presented “How Role Models Can Inspire the Family: The Case of Col. John Ripley, USMC,” which demonstrated how role models can change family dynamics, invigorate parents and inspire the hearts of teenagers. An American Knight, a Military Writers of America 2010 Gold Medal Winner (Biography), draws on Col. Ripley’s achievements in order to inspire a hero-starved society to emulate this heroic Christian American.
The talks were followed by a double book signing, conversation and refreshments. The event was excellently organized by Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gorre who saw to every detail, assuring its success.