This was a 42 yr. tradition..... God and Country organizers: Pentagon denied flyover Bryan Dooley Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 NAMPA - Organizers of the God and Country Family Festival say the Pentagon denied a military flyover, which the celebration has featured for 42 years, because of the event's emphasis on Christianity. "Basically, we applied to have a military flyover," Director Patti Syme told the Idaho Press-Tribune Thursday. "We were given (Federal Aviation Administration) approval, and then had to apply through the Pentagon. When we applied they denied our request because, as the gentlemen stated, our Web site specifically stated that this is a Christian event." The Pentagon did not respond to a request for comment submitted to its media office Thursday evening.