With Glenn on vacation for the holidays, we’re counting down the top Glenn moments of 2013. What were this year’s highlights? Stay tuned to the Glenn Beck Newsletter to find out! Sign up for Glenn’s free daily newsletter HERE.

On October 1st, America witnessed two simultaneously disastrous political events: The botched rollout of the healthcare.gov and the beginning of the partial government shutdown. Since we continue to be inundated with stories that prove the Obamacare rollout is nothing short of a black eye for the Obama Administration, today we will take a look back at the impact of the government shutdown. While Democrats and Republicans bickered in the halls of Congress over whether or not World War II veterans should be allowed to visit their memorial, Glenn delivered an impassioned monologue urging non-progressive Democrats and Republicans to come together and defeat the progressive disease that has overtaken both parties.

Glenn reacted to the stunning shuttering of the World War II memorial:

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Despite all the ills of Washington, Glenn attempted to remind the American people and the well-intentioned politicians that God is always the answer:

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While the media attempted to claim evil Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) were solely to blame for the shutdown, President Obama’s approval rating plummeted as the Obamacare nightmare and lack of leadership soured the American public. That culmination of events led Glenn to question: How do you deal with a President who is hell bent on destroying America?

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There was, however, some good to come out of the utter dysfunction in Washington D.C. The American people came together in a way that proves there are still decent, hardworking Americans to be found. One such example is Chris Cox, a man who became known as the “Memorial Militia” because he has took it upon himself to care for and maintain the memorials and monuments during the shutdown.

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Glenn joined Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), FreedomWorks, and members of the TEA Party Patriots for a ‘National Day of Service’ on the National Mall. “We have to be the people who show the new way,” Glenn told those gathered as they picked up trash and tended to our national treasures. You can see photos from the event HERE.

Check out Glenn’s speech from the event below:

Did you miss any of the ‘Top Glenn Moments of 2013’? See the Day 1 highlights HERE, Day 2 highlights HERE, and Day 3 highlights HERE.