Kudos to all Americans who took to the streets, the highways, and the byways and stood for America up at Beck's Restore America rally on the mall.
Photo hat tip: Tancred
And Governor Palin:
"We have had moments of brilliance and moments of darkness. But this country has spent far too long worried about scars and thinking about the scars and concentrating on the scars. Today, we are going to concentrate on the good things in America, the things that we have accomplished - and the things that we can do tomorrow. The story of America is the story of humankind."
Beck's rally .... a peaceful and non-political "re-dedication" of the traditional honor and values of the nation. The event is taking place on the same stage where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech 47 years ago to the day, a coincidence that has caused controversy.
Demonstrators came on foot from hotels and parking garages, with thousands of others piling onto trains as Metro stations across the region were crowded Saturday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Palin says the way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is to honor those men and women in the military who protect the United States. The potential 2012 presidential candidate says those who fought at Bunker Hill and Gettysburg protected the freedoms that allowed thousands of people gather on the National Mall in Washington on the 47th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
While broadcaster Glenn Beck’s rally isn’t billed as a political event, Palin says voters must reject calls to “fundamentally transform America.” Instead, she says “we must restore America.”
Palin, whose son served in Iraq, says the country is at a perilous moment.