Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally Attendance: How Many People Attended?
Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally Attendance: How Many People Attended? – Glenn Beck, an American conservative radio and television host and political commentator recently held a rally in Washington D.C. Dubbed as the “Restoring Honor”, the rally was a values and patriotism event aimed to restore honor in America and to raise funds for the non-profit Special Operations Warrior Foundation in honor of war veterans.
A lot of people have criticized Glenn Beck for holding the said rally at the Lincoln Memorial, the site where the icon of the American African civil rights movement Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” on its 47th anniversary. Several speakers spoke at the Restoring Honor rally which included Sarah Palin, Alveda King, as well as Glenn Beck himself.
In his opening remarks, Glenn Beck decreed that “Something beyond imagination is happening. America today begins to turn back to God”. Sarah Palin said “We must restore America and restore her honor”. Her speech saying “Look around you. You’re not alone. You are Americans! You have the same steel spine and moral courage of Washington and Lincoln and Martin Luther King. It is in you. It will sustain you as it sustained them” received loud claps and standing ovation from the attendees. Meanwhile, Alveda King exclaimed to “focus not on elections or on political causes but on honor, on character … not the color of our skin.”
The rally was covered by several radio and TV stations and it was clearly seen from TV sets that it gathered a large number of crowd to the point that a lot of people are now asking how many people attended Glenn Beck’s restoring honor rally? What is Glenn Beck’s restoring honor rally attendance? Various media covering the rally have given their estimate of the number of attendees.
CBS claimed the lowest number of attendees by commissioning a company named Airphotoslive.com to get an aerial picture of the crowd. In the end, they concluded that the civil rights rally gathered only 87,000 with a margin of error of plus and minus 9,000 putting Glen Beck’s rally attendance to between 78,000 and 96,000 people. Meanwhile, other media companies estimated to be from 300,000 to 500,000 rally attendees. NBC News and MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough estimated 500,000 people while The New York Post reported “an overflow crowd of 300,000 people”.
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