What Restoring Honor Meant To Me

This is the first time I have actually been able to relax and think about the Restoring Honor Event. I was physically and mentally drained from the 30+ hour bus ride. After reading and hearing fellow participants and various news outlets, that day will no longer be remembered for one remarkable man; but for the message of uniting under God. You could feel the presence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the atmosphere. Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Natives, Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, were standing together for two reasons; honoring our military and restoring the values our fore fathers established. 500,000 + or – came together in prayer to ask for forgiveness.  It has taken a little while for the overwhelming significance of this day to hit me. I can honestly say it was the most beautiful image my eyes have ever seen. It was America standing in front of me. It was in the sorrowful stories of the heroes who were honored. It was in the Gospels read and sung. It was Alveda King and the remarkable history her family has endured.  It was the monuments and the lives of the men they honored. It all came together for what I believe was one of the greatest days in American history. There is no question that God blessed the event. We had perfect weather. It was completely peaceful. It touched the lives of the hundreds of thousands there and the many more watching who couldn’t attend. It made me realize that we can educate ourselves as much as we want on the founders and the constitution. We can debate the issues with the opposition all we want, but if we forget about the values and principles that are taught in our homes of worship, we will lose. It has made me step back for a moment and reassess the role of my faith in my life. At the end of every day I will think about what I have done for Hope, Faith, and Charity. It is really hard to put into words the effect it has had on my life. I can only hope to be a better person. A more faithful person; and a more charitable person. I will continue to pray for my family, my President and country. Most of all, I will continue to pray for you; my fellow patriots who are standing together no matter the color or creed who are willing to risk it all as I am, to preserve our Republic for generations to come. Together we can make it possible so that in 50 years, on 8/28, they will be honoring the word of God once more.   – Mario

PS- I will have more photos available shortly.

Restoring Honor – Photos 3

This group is from David. If you would like a full resolution copy of any picture, send a note to info@southflorida912.org with the image number.


Article from the American Spectator

I’ll be adding many thoughts over the coming weeks, but before I head out for a trip up north I thought I’d share the following article.  I invite everyone to click on the link for a very insightful story about the rally and GB.

http://spectator.org/archives/2010/08/31/the-success-of-the-beck-rally

Be back soon.

What It Was Like

Video from Boris Balaban

Restoring Honor – 8/28


Photos 1

Photos 2

Photos 3

Kathy’s Photos

Trip Video

Two busloads of erstwhile 912ers made the 16 hour trip (each way) to attend Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington DC. Credible crowd estimates are upward of 500,000 and it is considered the 6th largest rally ever on the mall, approximately equal to the inauguration of Ronald Reagan (according to Glenn on today’s TV show).

Our pictures can be found in Photos-1 and Photos-2, and Photos-3 and general rally pictures are on the Glenn Beck website HERE

Did you go? Some of us (along with Joyce Kaufman who rode the bus with us and talked about it on-air today) thought there were some good things about it as well as some things that were disappointing. What did you think? Add your comment below.

Restoring Honor – Photos 2

This group is from Boris. If you would like a full resolution copy of any picture, send a note to info@southflorida912.org with the image number.


Restoring Honor – Photos-1

This group is from Fred. If you would like a full resolution copy of any picture, send a note to info@southflorida912.org with the image number.


Reason TV’s ‘What we saw at the Glenn Beck Rally” video

There are some ‘Got Principles’ t-shirts prominent!

My thoughts on my way home from 8/28 Restoring Honor Event

     My legs hurt, I creak in parts of body I was not aware existed, I am a tad sleep deprived as well. However after spending such a great trip with my family and my friends it was all well worth it. We left on Friday promptly at 4pm and headed north up to Washington DC. The trip it self was fun while we watched movies and played some games. I really enjoyed the quality family time together too. The bus at first was hot and then later freezing typical on a bus journey 🙂 We then stopped for a few rest stops and slept in between. We were all in good spirits and showed a real sense of community. The next morning after a stop where we could clean up and put on some fresh clothes we ventured into DC. We were dropped off amongst large crowds of people at Arlington Memorial and walked over the bridge to enter from the side  where the event was being held. The crowds were at crush level and scared me a little with my kids in tow. We got separated from the group pretty early on. I had hoped to be together for the event however due to the volume of people it was nearly impossible . I am glad it was crowded but it still would have been nice to be together and if we could have gotten there a little earlier. When we made the bus plans so long ago we did not expect it to be such a large event. The planner of the event had to work out the times way in advance and as the date go closer it was too late to change the time of departure because people had already paid and prepared according to the itinerary.

     The event it self was loaded with special guest, speeches, and music. Glenn spoke from the heart about restoring Honor in our country.  Sarah was a great speaker and got a lot of people excited. I was a little disappointed that so close to November that there was no mention of the election and getting involved. Glenn could have simply stated that it was important to get behind principled candidates and to make a difference in our county and then you must take part in the “Restoring of Honor”. Otherwise it was a great message and amazing to see soo many people come out. We later met up with some friends and went over to the Capital for a group tour. The tour was VERY good. I enjoyed seeing the Ronald Reagan statue with bits of the Berlin wall in the base. I also saw the flag that was draped over Reagan when he laid in state. We had a lot of fun when Doug and I posed under the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s name plate by taking some “creative” pictures. Later we enjoyed a terrific Irish dinner at the Dubliner. Where we met up with a few other 912’ers for a great time. Now as the journey is coming to an end with memories of the fun, laughter and camaraderie and a full tummy ( we just ate a Cracker Barrel YUM!) We must remember that it does not all end with a visit to DC it must begin with it. Sixty five days left and we need to get the PRINCIPLED candidates elected. We have to use our $$$$ and our talents to assist these candidates towards the finish line.

I am America – Christa Branch


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