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On Saturday Night, one of the largest weekends of activity of political conservatives in the history of our nation concluded with the "Restoring Love" rally at Cowboys' Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The electric program put together by Glenn Beck focused on serving our fellow man, loving others, and restoring Christian values into our lives and our government. "Restoring Love" was the third day event in the Dallas area that was preceded by "Restoring Freedom" on Thursday night, and "Under God Indivisible" on Friday. Billy Hallowell at TheBlaze.com reported Mr. Beck's first reaction to "Restoring Love". According to Mr. Hallowell, Glenn praised author Brad Thor’s assessment of “Restoring Love” — that it was “9/12 without the tragedy.” The audience, he said, essentially felt an astounding connectedness.
The show began with Alex Boye's stunning performance of The Star Spangled Banner that was recorded on GBTV.
The main theme spoke of throughout the "Restoring Love" program referred to expressing love in the form of being a servant to your fellow man. Glenn had numerous artifacts of significant sentimental and monetary value that were displayed on top of and around the stage. He referred to these valuable artifacts as he emphasized that all of us leave a legacy behind us. That legacy that we leave is not always a monetary one, but one that leaves an impression of who we were behind with those who continue to live and to those who are born even years later. One example given was that of Honus Wagner. According to wikipedia.com, The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card is one of the rarest and most expensive baseball cards in the world, as only 57 copies are known to exist. The card was designed and issued by the American Tobacco Company (ATC) from 1909 to 1911 as part of its T206 series. Wagner refused to allow production of his baseball card to continue, because he did not want his name to be associated with tobacco products due to his religous convictions. Today according to Mr. Beck, that card is worth more than 3 million dollars. Glenn said that Honus Wagner's legacy is much more valuable because he was willing to take a stand for what he believed was right, regardless of what others might think. He said that each of us leaves something behind. He referred to Abraham Lincoln who said that each generation sets the mission for the next, and that it was now our job to make sure that the mission for the next generation was the right one.
In his final speech of the monumental event, Glenn appealed to the crowd by saying, " Go home and wake up your neighbors again. Declare it for the whole world to hear. For those that count us out are counting on one weekend of action, one weekend of speeches, one day to please my fellow countrymen. Let this day be the first of many."
A little later he added, "Washington (at Valley Forge) got down on one knee and called down the blessings of heaven. He raised his eyes to the heavens and said, 'Dear God Almighty, protect our nation and protect this vision!'......I testify to you God is with us!! Briefl after, the rally concluded with a heartwarming rendition of Matt Maher's "Hold Us
Together", that included all of the musical performers from the whole night, coupled with Glenn holding up the Martin Luther King sign from Memphis, "I AM A MAN".