Huge crowds at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” freedom rally — organized to give thanks to U.S. troops — left Washington, D.C., on Saturday night pleased by the theme and the turnout – as thousands in attendance returned home carrying a message of making America better.
The rally — which Beck and other organizers said they didn’t want labeled as such because they wanted the event to remain non-political — focused on healing the scars that the nation has suffered as a result of its disreputable moments in history.
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“Let’s be honest, if you look at history, America has been both terribly good, and terribly bad. It has been both, but we concentrate on the bad instead of learning from the bad and repairing the bad,” said Beck, who has a radio show and is host of Fox News’ “Glenn Beck.”
“We have a choice today, to either let those scars crush us or redeem us,” he said, speaking from the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech 47 years earlier.
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