GLEPE is excited to welcome Project Appleseed to the Expo lineup! Project Appleseed is a program comprised of volunteer instructors, who are proven expert marksman, that teach the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, along with reconnecting today’s Americans with the people and events of the Founding era.
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammo. This is valuable training for a survival scenario, when hunting and protection with basic, limited resources are advantageous.
The name “Appleseed” comes from Johnny Appleseed, the American folk hero who toured the country, planting apple seeds so that future generations would benefit. Project Appleseed is designed to ensure the next generations will the benefit of the same Liberties as the generations before them.
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. With Project Appleseed, the Revolutionary War Veterans Association is committed to teaching two things: rifle marksmanship and our early American heritage. Their mission, to preserve the skill and knowledge of what our founding fathers left to us and implement the marksmanship skills and revolutionary history into our daily lives.
Being a Rifleman means more than accurate shooting. It means a love of liberty, a respect for our forefathers, and an acknowledgement of the debt of honor we owe to them. We believe this debt can never fully be paid back, but we believe that by keeping the faith and passing our teachings on it will certainly reflect our ability to pay what we can, and fulfill the obligation we have to future generations to pass on a nation that is as free as the one we inherited.
There are several advantages to learning about and attending Appleseed events. First off, you’ll learn how to shoot a rifle from not just certified instructors, but those who are at the top of their class for accuracy, and those who possess a deep passion for what they do. On top of that, you’ll hear about how our forebears took up arms, on the first day of the American Revolution, and did things no other people in the world have ever done. To learn things you don’t learn in school, about that day, because to hear it is to remember what they did is to honor them for doing it.
Most importantly, you will help to gather new hope for the future. To see Americans embracing the history and shooting skills that have been nearly lost over the decades, and to delve back into the root concepts that produce accurate, disciplined, trained shooters.
The Project Appleseed Website, AppleseedInfo.org, has plenty of additional information about the mission of RWVA, details on attending Appleseed training sessions, and plenty of Frequently Asked Questions about the concept of marksmanship and the organization.
For a list of Project Appleseed events near you, click HERE or browse to their schedule, broken up by states and cities, which also includes pricing and registration details.