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RESTORING HONOR RALLY FAQ


8.28.10 - Washington, DC

Where is the Restoring Honor event located??


The event stage will be located on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Several video screens and sound towers will be placed along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Remember that these monuments are located in a National Park and are open to the public as well as attendees of our event. Safety for all is our primary concern so please follow all rules posted and be respectful of all in attendance.

What are the hours of the Rally?


Official hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2010.

Is the event free of charge?


Yes, the event is free of charge. No tickets or pre-registration required with the exception of buses. All buses traveling to the event will need to register (also free of charge). You can register your bus here.

How can I get to the Rally site?


It is recommended that everyone take Metrorail to the event. Car parking is free on Saturdays at all Metrorail stations in the outlying suburbs.

The closest Metro stop to the event is Smithsonian on the Orange and Blue Lines. The walking distance from the Smithsonian Metro Station to the event site is almost one mile


You can also take Metrorail to Foggy Bottom-GWU, Farragut West, Metro Center and Federal Triangle stations, all on the Orange and Blue lines. Metro Center also connects to the Red Line.

To learn more about the Metrorail system or to plan your route check out the WMATA website.

On August 28th, what is the Metrorail schedule?


Metrorail will operate on a regular Saturday schedule, 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM (on Sunday morning). Please visit www.wmata.com for detailed information. Entrances to the Smithsonian Metro Station close at 10:00 PM.

Where can our Bus Park? Can buses drop us off close to the event site?


Buses will not be permitted to drop anywhere near the Lincoln Memorial. Buses can drop at Union Station or at RFK Stadium and attendees can take the Metro from there.

Bus parking is available at RFK Stadium for groups. RFK Stadium is adjacent to the Stadium Armory Metro Rail station on the Orange & Blue Rail lines. Walking distance from the bus parking area to this Metro is approximately 0.7 miles. The RFK Stadium Armory station connects to the Smithsonian Metro Rail Station, approximately 1 mile from the Lincoln Memorial event site.

All buses traveling to the event will need to register (free of charge). You can register your bus here.

Where can I find a bus leaving from my hometown?


You can post a message on our FaceBook page or send us an email at serve@glennbeck.com. We’ll do our best to help you but you should explore your options locally too.

What if I want to drive to the event?


We do not recommend that you bring your car into DC for this event. Parking at or near the Rally site will be EXTREMELY limited and traffic will be restricted and backed up due to walking participants. If you must drive, double your expected travel time to arrive into DC. The closest parking garages are about a one-mile walk from the event site and could cost up to $25 for the day. Check Saturday closing times on all garages. Remember, street parking meters operate on Saturdays.

Will a taxi drop me off close enough to the rally?


Taxis will be very hard to find because of the volume of people coming into the city for this event. Taxis will be allowed to drop only as close as the police grant vehicle access to the site, and that is unknown at this time. You might have to walk a distance so be prepared.

We're coming with a motorcycle club. Where can we park?


Motorcycles are able to park in any legal parking space along the Mall or in downtown DC but are subject to the same rules and meter regulations as cars. Parking is extremely scarce around the Mall.

I'm riding my bicycle to the rally. Will there be bike racks?


Visit the National Park Service’s website for more information.

What considerations are being made for persons with disabilities?


All metro stations are ADA accessible. The National Mall and the event site are accessible to wheelchairs. We will offer an ADA shuttle departing from RFK Stadium and dropping on Independence Avenue at the DC War Memorial, close to the Lincoln Memorial. The shuttle is offered for the handicapped or elderly plus ONE accompanying person. Please respect this rule.

Buses are not permitted to drop off people at the Rally site. The closest drop-off points are Union Station and RFK Stadium. If you travel from RFK stadium you can take the Metro, which is ADA accessible, to the Smithsonian station on the Orange and Blue Lines. The distance from the Smithsonian Metro Station to the event site is almost one mile.

Who are the speakers?


The speakers include representatives from SOWF, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Dr. Alveda King and Marcus Luttrell. Jo Dee Messina will be performing as well.

What can I bring and NOT bring?

National Park Service Cleared Items to Bring


Belongings must be carried at all times.

• Food and beverage (non-alcoholic, no glass)


• Small umbrella


• Portable chair


• Personal fan or spray water bottle


• Cameras


• Blankets


• Small coolers


• Backpack


• Small flags


• Sunscreen

Prohibited Items


DO NOT BRING ANY SORT OF WEAPON, INCLUDING A POCKET KNIFE

• Tents/canopies/structures


• Glass containers


• Alcoholic beverages


• Firearms (real or simulated)


• Ammunition


• Explosives or incendiary devices of any kind (including fireworks)


• Knives, blades, or sharp objects of any length


• No staking of grounds


• No digging or trenching


• No attachments to existing landscaping


• No firearms or explosive devices, no open fires

We request that you not bring the following:

• Signs political or otherwise


• Aerosols


• Laser pointers


• Mace and/or pepper spray


• Helium balloons


• Sticks or poles


• Pocket or hand tools, such as “leatherman”


• Packages, large bags, duffle bags, suitcases


• Animals other than service/guide dogs

Will the public be allowed to camp out on the Mall?


It is against the law to camp out on the Mall. That means no sleeping bags, tents, or other erected structures are permitted on National Park Service (NPS) property which includes the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

What are the average temperatures for Washington DC in August? How should I dress?


According to the National Weather Service, the normal temperatures in Washington DC range from the low to mid 80’s to the low to high 90’s. We expect it to be very hot and humid so please bring sunscreen, water and wear comfortable, lightweight clothes. Rain is also unpredictable that time of year, so keep your fingers crossed, but pack a small umbrella or poncho to be safe!

Is it permissible to sell any merchandise on the National Mall grounds?


Please direct all vending inquiries to the DC Dept of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs, Sam Williams, 202-535-2973. Absolutely no products are to be sold on the National Mall (which includes the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument grounds).

Are there any other Restoring Honor events happening on or before August 28th?


SOWF and Glenn Beck are only organizing the Restoring Honor breakfast and event on 8/28. All other events happening around this time are unofficial and coordinated by private citizens.

How can I volunteer?


The best way is to help us spread the word about the rally. Please hand our flyer out to your family and friends, and make sure your community is aware—whether that’s your neighborhood, church, school, office, etc.

For more information email us at serve@glennbeck.com

Critical Information for Those Attending the Restoring Honor Event

ADA and Elderly Shuttle


A complimentary ADA shuttle will depart from RFK Stadium parking lots beginning at 7:00 am and drop directly at the Lincoln Memorial on Independence Avenue at the Washington DC War Memorial. Individuals meeting ADA requirements plus one person will be permitted on the bus only. A return shuttle to RFK will be offered from the same location.

Road Closures


Several roads around the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall will be closed, including 17th Street between Constitution Ave and Independence Ave, and Independence Ave from 17th Street to 23rd Street.

Buses


Buses will not be permitted to drop near the Monuments. Buses can drop at RFK Stadium or at Union Station and attendees can take the Metro to the event site. Because of the volume of buses, RFK Stadium is the best location to drop in order to facilitate attendee reunification with their vehicles. Staff will be available at RFK all day to help direct and also reunite attendees with their buses. If you do not drop at either of these sanctioned locations, DO NOT assume that you can pick up in the same place!

Cars


Parking is extremely limited around the National Mall. Depending on road closures, cars may not be able to drop passengers near the Lincoln Memorial. Street parking meters are in effect Saturday. Read parking signs carefully. Area parking garages may offer limited hours on Saturday, please check closing times carefully.

Metro


The Washington Metro opens at 7:00 am on Saturday. The closest stops to the Lincoln Memorial are Foggy Bottom-GWU, Federal Triangle and Smithsonian on the Orange and Blue lines and Metro Center on the Red line. Marshals will be present at these stations to help direct attendees to the event site.

SOWF Welcome Area


SOWF has setup a Welcome Area at the Washington Monument. If you are taking the Metro to reach the event site at the Lincoln Memorial, please stop by the Washington Monument grounds at 15th Street to learn more about their mission and why we are gathering to support them on 8.28!

Safety


Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of water and sunscreen and wear comfortable, lightweight clothes. Temperatures are expected to be hot! Two First Aid Stations and several cooling stations will be available. Please read our FAQs below for a list of items allowed and prohibited.

NEED HELP GETTING TO THE RALLY?

Check out these great resources for more information.

Traveling by Bus…

Buses must display the proper permits in order to cross into the District of Columbia and must adhere to the District’s rules for drop off, pick up, idling and parking. Buses will not be allowed to drop anywhere on the National Mall or Lincoln Memorial except for specifically designated areas.

We ask that all groups travelling to the Rally register their buses and vehicles (don’t worry it’s FREE!).

Register your bus today!

Need to reserve a bus for your group? Fill out our transportation request form and we will help get you to the rally.

Bus Quick Links:

Traveling by Metro…

Metro stations open at 7:00 am on weekends. The closest Metro stations to the Lincoln Memorial are Foggy Bottom-GWU, Federal Triangle and Smithsonian on the Orange and Blue lines and Metro Center on the Red Line. Visit the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority site to find locations for all the stations adjacent to the National Mall and to plan your trip.

Traveling by Car…

This is not recommended! DC has very little parking around the Mall and much of it will be limited by mall construction projects, tour bus drop off or media truck access. DC has some 2-hour metered parking nearby which is monitored regularly and enforced. Check the hours on parking garages since some close early on Saturdays. We recommend you come to the rally by bus or by Metro.

Drop-off and Pick-up

For safety reasons, The National Park Service and DC Metropolitan Police will not permit buses to drop anywhere downtown with the exception of RFK Stadium. Attendees can then take the Metro from the Stadium-Armory stop on the Orange and Blue lines to the Smithsonian or Federal Triangle stops on the same lines. Attendees can then walk to the Restoring Honor Rally site at the Lincoln Memorial, approximately a one-mile walk. Check back to this page as the date approaches for updates to this plan.

Questions About D.C.?

Check out this official Visitor’s Guide.

Questions? Email Us.

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