Much as you may hate or love it, your hometown has made you who you are and you never lose track of where you came from, ever. So yes, Jonas, we should own up to where we come from, warts and all, and never be ashamed.
We are not defined from our towns. Lotus flowers grow in swamps and beautify the water as a result. So great men who come from small towns, ala Abraham Lincoln, make the town all the more greater for their existence.
And then the pride comes, Jonas!