The Last Frontier

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Project Appleseed

Project Appleseed - April 19, 1775 When marksmanship met history, and the heritage began . . .
Recently, I learned about Project Appleseed, an activity put on by The Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA). My sons and I are thrilled that they are planning a weekend event here in Alaska! They hold these Appleseed weekends throughout the country. I'll post more about it after we've actually attended in late July. I'm sure we'll have a great time and learn more than we imagined. Check their website for an Appleseed weekend near you. Here is an excerpt from the Appleseed website that explains more about it.
"Project Appleseed is an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.  Our volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the Founders made on behalf of modern Americans, all of whom are their “progeny.”

Our heritage program vividly portrays the Battles of Lexington and Concord with the kind of care and immediacy that is absent from most formal schooling. Modern listeners are confronted with the danger, the fear, and the heartbreaking separations that arose out of the choices made on April 19th, 1775. They are also reminded of the marksmanship skills and masterful organization that ultimately helped set the colonists on the path to success. Those who attend gain a better understanding of the fundamental choices faced by our ancestors as they began to set the stage for the nation we now enjoy."

5 comments:

Judy Aron said...

We've been to two Appleseed events in CT and they were superb!

The Last Frontier said...

Hi Judy! Good to hear from you. The boys and I sure are looking forward to it!

AKmamaOf6 said...

Goodie, I'll get to see you there! Josh is a friend of mine and said you might need a place to stay for it, is that still true? My mom lives closer and might have an open room. Email me or drop me a note or I might forget again. -Anna

The Last Frontier said...

Hi Anna! I'm looking forward to meeting you, as well as Josh and his family. I remember Josh mentioning you in an email. Thank you very much! Right now, it looks like we have places to stay while we're in town so that we don't have to impose on anyone for too long. But, if something falls through or changes, I will let you know. I couldn't find your email on your blog. Could you send me an email so that I'll have it to contact you, just in case? I have an email link under my profile on the right sidebar (the Pony Express picture).
Thanks for stopping by and posting!
Jenny

SurvivaLogic said...

I have heard some really great things about this organization. When my son gets just a little older, we'll have to look into this as well. Fundamental skills!

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