I solemnly swear that I will always remember what happened on September 11, 2001.
I will not forget.
I will not forget that nearly 3,000 of my fellow Americans were murdered in the name of an ideology of hate.
I will not forget that my inalienable right is liberty.
I will not forget that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
I will not forget that the price of liberty is mine to pay.
I will not forget my brothers and sisters who give freely of themselves to ensure the liberty of others.
I will not stand by and watch my liberty or anyone else’s be taken away.
And I affirm that I will do everything within my power to uphold and advance the cause of liberty.
I will succeed on the merits of my own work.
I will, as I am able, encourage and help others to do the same.
I will not forget charity.
I will stand for liberty for as long as I have breath.
And when my time comes, I will do my best to ensure what I have done lays the foundation for those who follow after.
To this I pledge myself, my honor, and my life. May the God of my fathers grant me success.
Dennis L Hitzeman
September 11, 2011