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Huge Appleseed weekend coming up… Are you representing your family and Republic?

Written By: Bob - Apr• 15•13
Learn what really happened, that they didn't teach you in the history books.

Learn what really happened when Americans first stood up against gun control, and for freedom.

The Revolutionary War Veteran’s Association (RWVA) runs Appleseed and Libertyseed events year-round, touching all 50 states.

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.

My two "rifleman" patches, earned in March and April of 2012, and the Orange Hat I picked up in April as I committed myself to sharing the heritage of this nation with each and every one of you.

My two “rifleman” patches, earned in March and April of 2012, and the Orange Hat I picked up in April as I committed myself to sharing the heritage of this nation with each and every one of you.

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.

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  1. Kris says:

    We’re running 3 here in MI. So far, we have several dozen people signed up…this week is a last push to get the last few!

  2. Comrade X says:

    There has not been an Appleseed event in my part of my state yet but that will change soon as we are working to have one this year and hopefully next year (if our republic survives that long) we will have more & one on the 4/19 weekend.

    In how many public schools in this country will the importance of 4/19 even get a mention this Friday, my guess is somewhere between zero and none, I wish not and would love for a public school instructor who reads this blog to correct me!

    Death before slavery!

    • Heather says:

      As a public school teacher, I will be hosting a LibertySeed in a local middle school on Friday before I head out to run our South Carolina shoot. :)

  3. MI-copperhead says:

    I’m attending the one in Bellevue MI and bringing one of my nephews. Appleseed is top drawer !

  4. Brad says:

    Wish it was closer, and that I could find ammo.

  5. Dinah in Missouri says:

    Just got home from my first Appleseed …5 1/2 hours away from home in Missouri! It was fabulous! I learned so much and met many fine folks. Several mentioned Bob Owens as inspiration for attending. I will do it again in the fall and perhaps then I can earn the Marksman patch. Practice…practice….practice!

  6. Matt says:

    I’m not sure if I am going or not. I’m more than a little frustrated with the dynamic in the local Appleseed community and I am questioning whether there are better ways for me to spend my time, energy and money.

    I have seen similar attitudes and behaviors in other organizations that probably limited their success in reaching their stated goals.

    So, I’ll just have to see what happens between now and Friday afternoon.