All Oath Keepers to Muster: Lexington Green, Sunday, April 19th, 2009
"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But, if they want to have a war, let it begin here." -- Capt. John Parker, Lexington Company of the Middlesex County Brigade, Massachusetts Militia, April 19, 1775
Oath Keepers will muster on the Lexington Green, Lexington Massachusetts, on Sunday, April 19th, 2009, from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Oath Keepers has just been invited to participate in a special free rally on the Lexington Green this April 19, sponsored by Committees of Safety (founded by Walter Reddy and with Dr. Edwin Vieira as Honorary Chairman).
Committees of Safety has invited Oath Keepers' founder Stewart Rhodes to be one of four speakers at the event, and we are in turn inviting all of YOU to join us on the Lexington Green to celebrate "The shot heard around the world"- April 19, 1775, where the first fighting in the Revolutionary War occurred.
Other speakers will be Dr. Edwin Vieira - scholar on the history of the events leading up to the Revolution and also on the historic militia; Walter Reddy - Founder, Committees of Safety; and
Garrett Lear - The Patriot Pastor - who was born in Lexington, and who's ancestor stood at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775 and faced off British troops.
SPECIAL OATH REAFFIRMING AND SWEARING IN CEREMONY ON LEXINGTON GREEN.
On that day, on Lexington Green, on April 19, we Oath Keepers will read aloud our Declaration of Ten Orders We Will NOT Obey and will then reaffirm our oaths to defend the Constitution.
And, for those of you who have never taken the oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, here is your chance to do it on a special day, in a special place, on hollowed ground, in honor of the embattled farmers - Oath Keepers all - who stood and fought at Lexington and Concord on that day so long ago and then beat the hell out of the Regulars all the way back to Boston, along "Battle Road."
We can't imagine a more soul-stirring experience than to stand in ranks, right there where those heroes stood, and mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor in defense of the liberty those men won for us and in defense of the Constitution.
Join us -- all veterans, active duty, police, fire fighters, and dedicated patriots! We realize this is short notice, but if you can get there, please do join us for what will most assuredly be an electrifying experience you will never forget.
The official event will run from 12 noon to 3 pm, on Sunday, April 19 but Stewart Rhodes, Dave Freeman, Jim Ayala, and others within the national Oath Keepers organization will be there from Friday evening, all weekend, and part of Monday and you can expect that we will make full use of our time together in fellowship with our brothers in arms, whether it be in quiet contemplation on the Green or at Concord Bridge, walking along Battle Road, touring historic sights in Boston, or over some pints of Ale at a local historic tavern.
All are welcome. We would be honored to meet you and spend time with you.
SPECIAL FILMING OF THE EVENTS, OF OATH KEEPERS READING OF OUR DECLARATION, AND FILMING OF YOUR OATHS AND TESTIMONIALS.
We will bring several cameras and film crews and will be filming the entire ceremony, and will also be filming those Oath Keepers who are willing to take part in an outreach film project we are working on. Part of that project will include individual active duty, veterans, police, fire fighters, etc. reading off parts of the Declaration of Ten Orders We Will Not Obey and also reading off parts of the oath to defend the Constitution. All of that material will be compiled into a ten minute montage of all who participate, reading the Declaration and Oath, with each of you on film reading a few words or sentences each.
And we will also be filming the full, individual testimonials of those who are willing to give their own personal testimonials on video.
And all of those films will be used as part of our outreach efforts to active duty military, police, veterans, etc. and will be put online on Youtube, on the new, upcoming Oathkeepers.org website, and elsewhere on the web.
Oath Keepers ... Guardians of The Republic .... Honor Your Oaths .... Join Us on Lexington Green.
Here is the announcement from the Committees of Safety Website:
When: Sunday, April 19, 2009 *Celebrate "The shot heard around the world"- April 19, 1775
Time: Noon - 3pm ( Rain or Shine )
Where: Massachusetts Ave. @ Bedford St.
Opening: Fife and Drums- Lexington Minute Men
Speakers: Dr. Edwin Vieira -Author / Attorney in Constitutional Law / Scholar - Colonial legal history
Walter Reddy - Founder, Committees of Safety
Son of the American Revolution
Garrett Lear - The Patriot Pastor
Born in Lexington - Ancestor stood at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775 and faced off British troops
and Stewart Rhodes, of Oath Keepers!
PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL IF YOU WILL BE THERE!
You are not required to RSVP, but it would be great to have a rough head-count, so if you will be there, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org