The biggest event of the year for us is always the April event commemorating the anniversary of April 19, 1775. It was on that day that Colonial militiamen stepped out on a cool, dark April morning in the pre-dawn hours to answer the call, “the Regulars are about!”
Men (and a few women, including Mother Batherick) just like you answered the call that morning… and if you want to learn exactly how they answered the call, Appleseed events around the nation this weekend offer the perfect time and place to find out alongside your fellow modern patriots.
I’ll personally be telling the first part of the story at the Appleseed home range in Ramseur, which is just one of three Appleseed shoots being held in North Carolina this weekend in Charlotte, Elon, and Ramseur. Another shoot is being held next weekend in Wilmington.
You will learn things about the first Patriots you never learned in school. You’ll learn to shoot like you’ve never shot before. You’ll quite possibly find yourself changed. You will likely make friends. You will regain hope for our nation’s future.
Then, as now, history is made by those who show up for it. Carpe diem. Seize the day. There will never be a better time. Please put aside your normal weekend chores, and make the time to attend the Appleseed nearest you, where ever you are in the country.
The April shoot is also my own personal anniversary within Project Appleseed.
A year ago this month was my second Appleseed event (my first one was the Ramseur “blogger shoot” in March of 2012), and on Saturday afternoon I shot “Rifleman” a second time, earning my Orange Hat as an instructor in training.
I earned my Red Hat as a full instructor last month, and I intend to be with the program evermore.
Appleseed changed my life, folks, and I mean that sincerely. Make the commitment. Set aside the weekend. Bring your family and friends.
You won’t regret it.