Glenn Beck, a well known criticizer of President Barrack Obama, headed a rally last Saturday, August 28, 2010, named “Restoring Honor” at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. According to Beck, he initiated the rally because he believes that the United States “has wandered into the darkness for too long.”
The whole area of Lincoln Memorial plus the stretch to Washington Monument was packed with people. It is estimated that there are less than a hundred thousand of people in attendance and millions watched the rally in television.
Among the famous personalities that attended the rally, some of them gave speeches, were Sarah Palin, Reverend Al Sharpton, Albert Pujols and Tony LaRussa. Former Alaska Governor, Sara Palin talked about the militaries, soldiers and restoring the honor of America. In her speech, she said, “If you look for the virtues that have sustained our country, you will find them in those who wear the uniforms. Say what you want to say about me, but I raised a combat vet, and you can’t take that away from me.”
Albert Pujols was there to receive the Hope Award. Cardinals’ manager Tony LaRussa introduced Pujols as the Hope Award recipient and called Pujols a “real-life hero.” Pujols is actively involved in causes especially on their own Pujols Family Foundation.
The rally received a lot of criticisms and the guests were questioned in their attendance. LaRussa said he thinks introducing an award recipient is not a problem and the event was inspiring. Beck said the rally is non-political and it is a religious event.