I’m sure I’m not the only one who witnessed the events of that day. And I was interested in the opinions of the other members. I don’t know what to expect from this start in life, “We’re so angry and we’re not going to leave this kind of event” and by the way, I was stoked for it. But about 7 weeks ago it became clear that the organiser Glen Beck from radio and fox news changed his mind and wanted something more designed to bring people together.
I guess realising that the event would be held on the 47th anniversary of MLK’s I Have a Dream speech had something to do with it. Anyway, when the news came out that no posters or banners were allowed, you could sense a change. What if speakers were told not to be political in their speeches and even Sarah Palin put her paws away and still followed the event guidelines. .
The theme of restoring the honour of a nation begins with restoring the honour of the citizens first. Since we are all citizens, we must take action together before we can move on. I do not believe there is any question about the honour of those who give out awards or those who receive them. Created after the award for merit that was first issued by George Washington for meritorious service during the revolutionary war.
All three recipients have truly given service that despite the shortcomings in their lives, they have given service to mankind. By reflecting on how we as individuals can better ourselves and thereby better our governments and nations in order to be of value to the world as a whole. This is much different from people who mess everything up for events like ours.
There were many people dressed up and wearing t-shirts with slogans (My favourite is Think you can trust the government, just ask an Indian.) And yes, the guy wearing it was a member of the (sorry I can’t spell it) tribe. He had every right to say that. With 240 religious people on stage including Rabbis, Imons, Preachers and Pastors closing the event with thunderous bag pipes and a quarter of a million (my estimate) people singing Amazing Grace, I must admit that I cried.
What were you thinking? Just saw them raise 5 and a half million for SOWF, a charity for our soldiers.