As many as 200 Alaskans gathered in the parking lot of Cabela’s in Anchorage on Saturday afternoon, unfurling their American flags and Trump flags for the most boisterous rally in Alaska so far for president Donald Trump.
Other rallies have been held in Homer, Big Lake, and Wasilla.
Organizers, who passed a hat to raise money to cover the costs, had brought in a DJ and sound system that blared favorite energetic tunes, such as “YMCA,” and the crowd bounced and danced to the music. Speakers included former Gov. Sarah Palin, Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard, and candidate for mayor Dave Bronson.
No mainstream media covered the event, but participants took plenty of photos and posted them around Facebook.
After two hours at the parking lot, speeches and songs, the Pledge of Allegiance, the festively decorated trucks and cars lined up and headed for Big Lake Lions Club, flags flapping and lights flashing all the way. The line of cars stretched for over a mile.