Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes and Marine Veteran David Hedrick Will Be at the 9-12 March on Washington. Join Us There!

Just received this in from Oath Keepers. . .

Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes and Marine Veteran David Hedrick Will Be at the 9-12 March on Washington. Join Us There!

A few days ago a supporter of Oath Keepers donated an airline ticket for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes to attend the upcoming 9-12 March on Washington DC.

Today, that same supporter also donated a ticket to DC for Oath Keeper Marine veteran David Hedrick, the veteran who took Congressman Baird to task at a town hall meeting. Go here to watch that video.

As a result, Stewart Rhodes has invited David Hedrick to come to the 9-12 DC march as part of the Oath Keepers contingent, and to be a speaker at our dinner that same night, and David has accepted the invitation. We consider David’s action in calling out Congressman Baird on the violation of his oath to be an example of what needs to be done. Oaths should mean something, and when a public servant has violated his oath of office, he should be called on it. And who better to chastise an oath breaker, than an Oath Keeper?

Why You Should Join Us in DC on September 12

FROM STEWART: This march on Washington DC, on September 12, 2009, is shaping up to be an historic event. This march is not just about taxes, socialized medicine, bankster bailouts, or proposed infringement of our right to bear arms. This is a march about liberty, and about our growing resistance to the Leviathan on the Potomac that has grown far beyond the limits of the Constitution, thanks to sell-out oath breaking politicians of both major parties. More Americans than ever before are waking up to this great danger to our Bill of Rights and to the very survival of our Constitutional Republic, and we have seen that awareness manifested in Tea Parties across the nation.

Oath Keepers has been part of that Tea Party movement from the start, beginning with my speech to the Knoxville Tea Party on April 15, 2009, where 4,000 Americans – including current serving military, police, veterans, and patriotic citizens – stood together as one, raised their right hands, and swore an oath to defend the Constitution. It was a powerful experience.

Then, at the invitation of Committees of Safety, we conducted an oath ceremony on Lexington Green, on April 19, 2009, at our first official Oath Keepers gathering. That was a truly stirring experience, with active duty military, police, and veterans standing together on that sacred ground, on that sacred day, to renew our oaths.

Then, on July 4, 2009, Oath Keepers’ representatives spoke at over 30 Tea Party rallies across the nation, each reading aloud our declaration of orders we will not obey and conducting an oath ceremony where active duty and veterans could renew their oaths, and where citizens who had never sworn the oath could do so for the first time.

Well, now the Tea Party movement is marching on Washington DC in grand style and we Oath Keepers feel compelled to join them on September 12, to exercise our right to free speech, assembly, and association to put the oath breaking politicians on DC on notice that we are awake and vigilant, and this Republic will not go quietly into the night.

We have contacted the organizers of the march and rally to offer our services in conducting an oath ceremony and we are waiting to hear back from them. But regardless of whether we conduct such a ceremony as part of the official march and rally, we will certainly conduct an oath ceremony at our dinner later that night.

I urge you to join us there on the Mall in DC if it is at all possible for you to go. I know it is short notice, but now is the time to stand, and this march is the place to do it. We will have a sizeable Oath Keepers contingent there for the entire day, including several state directors and part of our national board of directors.

Unlike the June Gathering of Eagles rally which was unfortunately canceled, this one is a for sure go, and we will be there. David Hedrick and I already have our tickets, as do many other Oath Keepers. Get yours today and join us there!
Oath Keepers Dinner after the Rally on Saturday, September 12

After the rally we will be hosting an Oath Keepers dinner. Guest speakers will be Marine veteran David Hedrick, and current serving LCDR David R. Gillie, USN. We will likely also have several other exciting guest speakers at the dinner, so stay tuned for updates. The time and location of the dinner is still in the works, but you can count on an eventful evening of fellowship with fellow Oath Keepers and other like minded Americans after the rally.

I invite you to join us on September 12, 2009, on the Mall in DC.

Guardians of the Republic, honor your oaths!

Join us!


For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes
Founder of Oath Keepers


^Hawk^ said...

I sadly will not be able to make this event. I'll be attending the Sept. 5th Cincinnati Tea Party though. Anyone near Cincy that might make one shoot me an email at Hawk at fuse dot net


suek said...

"David Hedrick, the veteran who took Congressman Baird to task at a town hall meeting. Go here to watch that video."

No link supplied in this sentence...

Anonymous said...

I will be there bright and early. In fact I just notified my boss coupla days ago I will be taking this day off.

Dawn said...

I'm so glad that you both will be at the rally in DC. I'd love to hear you speak there if they can add you to the agenda. My husband and I will in DC from 9/10-9/13/09 to make history with the other 225,000-500,000 Americans who are tired of the leviathan federal government's tyranny.

Neither my husband nor I have ever taken the oath to protect & defend the Constitution but we both do it consistently in our citizenry, in our politics, in our conversations, in our writings, and in our hearts. We just recently watched Sheriff Mack talk about Oath Keepers in a video on YouTube and were cheering at the end. Thank GOD you all have come together to be a line in the sand for us!

Is the Oath Keepers dinner restricted to veterans, government officials, and/or law enforcement only?

Onward to the Second American Revolution! See you in DC!

O.K. said...

Dawn said:

"Is the Oath Keepers dinner restricted to veterans, government officials, and/or law enforcement only?"

There are no restrictions at all. ALL Americans who are committed to defending the Republic and who support our mission are welcome to join us for dinner after the rally (but please do RSVP - easiest way is to email us at and put "RSVP DC Dinner" in the subject line). We are still figuring out the venue, but will post the location as soon as we know.

And all patriotic Americans are welcome to take an oath, right along with the military, police, and veterans, at any of our gatherings. We have done that from the start, as I said in the announcement.

And if you want to join Oath Keepers, you may do so as a citizen associate member, in support of our outreach efforts. But formal membership is not at all required, and you can participate in any of our activities even if you never formally join.

The mission of Oath Keepers is to reach out to current serving military, police, and fire-fighters. That is our focus. Veterans are key in that effort because we share that same bond of the oath, but average citizens can also play a key role in helping us with outreach.

And in the end, we are all defenders of this Republic, and shall be in a very real sense if it comes to it, whether you have formerly served in an official capacity or not.

While many of those who fought at Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, etc. were veterans of the French and Indian War, there were also those who had no prior service history. And some of those became exceptional leaders of men. Henry Knox and Nathaniel Greene are but two that come to mind.

Oath Keepers has a very specialized "focus of effort" on the current serving, but we do understand and appreciate the vital role that all citizens will play in restoring what so many have fought for.

See you in DC!

For the Republic!

Stewart Rhodes