This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally held in Washington, DC on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Hundreds of thousands of folks from all across America gathered to take part in this amazing event.
Featured speakers on the 8.28.10 program included Alveda King (the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Sarah Palin, and Glenn Beck himself.
Beck pledged that the event would be non-political, and it was.
Participants were told to leave the signs at home and they did...
And by some accounts, after the rally ended, the Washington DC Mall was left cleaner than when the massive crowd arrived earlier in the day.
Part of the "Restoring Honor" program included Mr. Beck introducing a diverse group of 240 religious leaders from all across the country, representing Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Evangelicals. This new Black Robe Regiment launched a movement to inspire religious leaders to support conservative American Constitutionalism.
Glenn also awarded six very special Badges of Merit.
Three of the Merit recipients were veterans of the Armed Forces and three were civilians.
The Armed forces recipients included: Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Marine Sgt. James "Eddie Wright, and Air Force squadron commander Tom Kirk, Jr.
The civilian recipients: Pastor C.L. Jackson, St. Louis Cardinals star Louis Pujols, and philanthropist Jon Huntsman
I was fortunate enough to attend both "Restoring Honor" and "Divine Destiny" (the much smaller event held at Lincoln Center the night before).
Attached below is a brief slideshow from the beautiful event of 8.28.10 set to the music of a song called "America Calling."
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