Frequently Asked Questions
What is the America and God's Will rally?
Forty years ago on September 18, 1976 at the Washington Monument, Rev. Sun Myung Moon shared a groundbreaking message of hope to America, titled “America and God’s Will”. This year, we are putting on a rally inspired by Rev. and Mrs. Moon’s vision of an America that is fully invested in leading the world back to God. This event will take place on September 17 in Washington, D.C., and will include live entertainment, an anniversary message, and a Peace Road rally. Registration for the September 17 rally is now open.
Do I need a ticket to attend this event?
What is the event schedule?
12pm – Family festival
Come early for pick up sports such as Frisbee and volleyball, family fun, a Pokemon Go contest and monument tour.
2pm – Peace Road
Peace bike riders will take off at 2pm. In the meantime, kids can assemble a giant peace map puzzle.
3pm – Main Program
The main program will feature entertainment from bands and performers, including gospel singer Wintley Phipps, as well as Washington Monument Rally testimonies, a keynote message by Sun Jin Moon, FFWPU International President, prayers for America, and more!
5pm – Close
What time does the rally start and end?
The rally will take place on September 17 from 2pm-5pm.
When will the Peace Road rally take place?
The Peace Road bike ride will start at 2pm.
Where will the rally take place?
The rally will take place at the National Mall at 3rd street (300 3rd Street Southwest,
Washington, D.C. 20001). The GPS coordinates are 38.889750, -77.015583. Click here for a link to the Google Maps location.
Where can I park my car?
Parking is available behind Union Station (Union Station Parking Garage, 102 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002) and along the streets bordering the national mall.
How do I get to the rally by metro?
Take the Metro Red Line to Union Station. Walk down Louisiana Ave, turn West on Constitution Ave, then South on 3rd St SW. You can also take the Blue or Orange Line to the Smithsonian stop and walk down the mall toward the Capitol.
Will there be seating?
There is a limited number of chairs. Preference is given to the elders, guests, etc. Plan to sit on the grass. It’s best to bring a blanket to sit on.
Please note that lawn chairs and beach umbrellas are not permitted. This policy is enforced by the National Park Police in order to preserve the grass.
Cleats are not to be worn for the same reason.
What should I bring?
Blanket – The great majority of participants will be sitting on the grass. (Remember – no chairs allowed)
Hat and sunscreen – Be prepared for sun.
Water – Stay well hydrated.
Food, snacks and water – There are food vendors around the Mall (cash is advisable), but choices may be limited, consider bringing your own.
Umbrella – Present weather forecast shows a 20% of rain. It doubles as a shade.
Cell phone power bank – Helpful to ensure the life of your phone battery.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes – Prepare to do a lot of walking. FYI, the national mall is 2 miles long and 0.3 miles wide.
Frisbee – Lots of open space for fun.
Is there restroom access?
There will be several portable restrooms located near the event venue. Public restrooms can be found in the museums on the sides of the Mall.