By Josh Loock

Standing in a field in the middle of Washington D.C., “God Bless America” could be heard blasting from speakers attached to a pickup truck.

The Make America Great Again March in Washington, D.C. was set to meet in front of the Washington Monument at 11:00 a.m. After a last minute schedule change, the event moved to meet in Farragut Square in Northwest D.C. Thirty minutes after the scheduled start time, participants were worried that perhaps the Facebook event was a hoax because the organizers had not yet shown up to the event.

However, just a few minutes later, the marchers received literal music to their ears when they heard the tune of “God Bless America” becoming louder from far away. The  “Trump Unity Bridge,” a parade-float-like bridge attached to a pickup truck, made its way across Connecticut Avenue toward where the demonstrators were gathered. The truck, driven by Rob Cortis, pulled up to Farragut Square to pump up the trump supporters.

Shortly afterward, the police cleared off 17th St. to make way for the caravan of conservatives to head down to the White House. They cheered, they waved their flags, they smiled at onlooking Washingtonians.

Once the group reached the White House, they did a few laps in front of it and around the surrounding streets, happy to have their voices heard. There was a strong sense of patriotism, as well as optimism, for the current Trump administration. Those participating in the march were very proud of the United States. 

As the day continued on, the march dwindled in size until finally dispersing. The supporters were excited that their voices were heard, and the “Trump Unity Bridge” rode away to its next stop.

Featured Photo Credit: Bill and Tammy Blevins, who travelled from Towson, Md., stand with American flags in Farragut square in Washington D.C. They came to the center of the district to have their voices heard at the Make America Great Again March held on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Josh Loock/Bloc Photographer)

Josh Loock is a senior journalism major and can be reached at

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