A friend of mine attended the “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington,
D.C., over the weekend. Here is his report from the event:
Being a veteran of Washington, I drove in Saturday morning against
the advice of the mainstream media. I knew that I could find parking
quite easily and pretty close to the event, in spite of the dire
warnings. I used all the savvy I had learned in eight years of criss
crossing the city, Monday through Friday.
I rolled over the 14th Street Bridge, took a right on D Street and
found the whole street empty. Wow, that was tough… and I was
positioned for a quick exit, once the event was over. No sooner had
I parked than many others followed suit. I think they were just as
surprised as I was. I locked down the car and started walking up
14th, past the Bureau of Engraving on the right and the Holocaust
Museum on the left.
Two blocks up, I could see large groups of people at the stoplights
and a lot of Metro Traffic people. When I reached the corner, I
could see people coming from all directions. Crossing 14th Street,
you could see large streams of people heading to the Mall area,
which is between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. I
headed up toward the Washington Monument, so I could see down to the
Lincoln Memorial. It was around 8:45AM and the middle section of the
mall was already full. The right was filling up fast, from
Constitution Ave, so I went left. By the time I got to the left
side, it was half full and filling fast. I found a convenient tree
to park under, as it was already about 85 degrees.
This had to be the quietest big crowd I’ve ever been around. They
were friendly and extremely polite. People ranged in age, from
babies to people in their 90′s. There were people using canes,
crutches and wheelchairs. There were no anti Obama signs, no anti
government signs, although there were some very clever things on T
Shirts that made me laugh.
The rally organizers had plenty of Portable Johns and there was
water for sale, at reasonable prices. People continued to stream in
and the area I was in was full by 9:30. I communicated by cell phone
with other friends who were a full mile behind me, and others who
were even further back. I’ve been to a few events here, over the
years, and this one was huge.
The program started about 10:15 and rolled along smoothly. I never
heard the words Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Obama, Pelosi, or
Reid. What I heard was a call to prayer and reflection. The military
was honored, as it should be. Many others were also honored. About
1:00PM, I started walking back toward the Washington Monument.
People were still coming into the area. The area around the
Washington Monument was full.
As I walked back to 14th Street, people were still coming in from
On the CBS Evening News, with KC and the Sunshine Band, the crowd
estimate was put at 87,000. The Washington Post barely mentioned the
event. The mainstream media all but ignored the event, preferring to
show an outraged AL Sharpton, at a counter event that drew about
As I mentioned earlier, I have been to a few events at the Mall. My
estimate of the crowd was 400,000 to 500,000. Half a million of the
most respectful and well behaved people I have ever seen here, in
Washington. Hell, they even picked up their garbage. Quite a
contrast to the last big Earth Day event, where it took the city
days and millions of dollars, to clean up. (Go Green!)
Something large is going on, but I doubt any of these ideologues,
here, comprehend what’s coming. I was reminded this morning of
Jackson P, who used to send out Memo’s whenever someone got fired at
the company, that always ended, “We wish him well in his new
Hey, I ordered a couple of copies of your new sex treatise for my
If they knew half as much as they think they do, they wouldn’t be in
trouble with their wives all the time. If the sex is good, you can
watch football all weekend, without any complaints. (That’s the way
it is here!)
I’ll be back tomorrow with more.
With my best wishes for your optimum health,