In 2015 Texas honored John Wayne on his 108th birthday by making him an honorary Texas and declaring May 26, 2015 John Wayne Day.
This year California Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper of Huntington Beach sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. Harper’s resolution fell on a 35-20 vote to what Harper called “the orthodoxy of political correctness.” The fact that California would not honor John Wayne in this way seems a bit backwards since John Wayne did so much to promote the state. In the heat of this controversy many have suggested John Wayne’s Birthday of May 26 should be declared NATIONAL John Wayne day! Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach said “He stood for those big American values that we know and we love,”. What do you think? Should there be a National John Wayne day to honor this American Actor and Patriot?
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