RESTORE AMERICA RALLY REPORT
I went to the Glenn Beck "Restore America Rally" in Washington, D.C. Aug. 28, on one of the many buses from Maine. It was the most moving experience I have ever been witness to.
I was a little concerned before I left because of comments made by the "New Black Panther Party" to be in attendance to create violence one way or another. I decided I couldn't let anyone, or any group, keep me from going through fear tactics, so off I went, albeit a little apprehensive.
Never have I seen a crowd that big. CBS said 87,000. (Does that surprise anyone?) Some said 300,000. I know there were a lot more than that. At the time I thought over 500,000. (After I got home I took an aerial photo on a grid and it came out to about 750,000.) I knew it was going to be a great day when, just as the introductory music started at 9:59, a large flock of geese came swooping down from the Washington Monument and flew just at tree level in perfect V formation the full length of the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial then veered off out of sight. Much cheering and applause accompanied them.
Wow! Three-quarters of a million people and everyone I came in contact with was extremely polite and friendly. I hear that there wasn't one arrest at the event and when everyone had left there was hardly anything for the Park Service to pick up in the way of trash. We all lugged out what we brought in.
It was a non-political event with a heavy spiritual tone. I think the Silent Majority, through the Tea Party, has "finally" been awakened. It's time for "We the People" to take back our country from corrupt politicians no matter what party they are from.
My absolute favorite T-shirt that I saw at the rally was, "I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY HOUSE." Amen, brother, I can hardly wait!
Gary 'Butch' Fuller