ARLINGTON, Texas, July 29 (UPI) -- Conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck talked about faith, love and country during an event at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, attended by 40,000 people.
"Here we are ... to restore our purpose as a nation, to remember who we are as Americans," Beck said Saturday night. "America is great because America is good."
The 2-hour event, billed as the "largest gathering of patriots," was aimed at bringing people to northern Texas to work on community service, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
The community service included sending truckloads of food to 25 cities experiencing hardship.
"We don't need anybody to tell us all about charity," Beck said. "We will let people know all over the world that we will be their shelter from the storm. ... They are not alone."
Some attendees traveled great distances to be at the event.
Joe Colombaro, 43, drove 22 hours with his son to be at an affair he said he just couldn't miss.
"We want to be part of something that is history-making in taking back our country," he said.
Colombaro said Beck's message was one of unity.
"It's a night to love each other," Beck said. "It's a night to celebrate you."