April 19, 2010
Appleseed Coast-to-Coast "April 19th" Events
On the weekend of April
RWVA Volunteers Have Organized Over 100 Nationwide
Coast-to-Coast "April 19th" Appleseed Events.
have begged, cajoled and worked to provide over 100 ranges with room
for nearly five thousand Americans to gather and celebrate their
Heritage and History, three and a half miles of firing line combined
so that they can study and share the traditions of Rifle Marksmanship
to remember, and honor the men and women who birthed a nation on
April 19, 1775. On this weekend, we can meet on the rolling plains of
Oklahoma. We can meet in the arid expanses of New Mexico. We can meet
under the shade of palm trees in Florida and California - and in the
shadow of the Rockies.
We can meet throughout our great land,
from coast-to-coast to learn the American tradition of rifle
marksmanship and hear the Story of April 19th, 1775 - the one you
never heard in school, the historically-true one.
We can do
all this because of what they did for us.
But we will only
be able to do it if YOU turn up.
And you are in for a
treat. A reawakening of something you might not know you had. A
kinship, a spirit, a new feeling - not only about your fellow
Americans, not only about your past, your history, your heritage -
but about the future.
Appleseed, it's been said, is about
In this cruel, heartless, storm-tossed world heading
for a future dark with ominous prospects, there is hope.
Over a hundred locations... Will you be there?
More importantly, will your children be there?
your best friend stand beside you… participating in the single
largest nationwide coast-to-coast Heritage event our nation has ever
Will you stand with your fellow Americans in over 40
states around this great nation and dedicate yourself to restoring
our nation’s Heritage and passing it on to future
Will you join your fellow Americans in
remembering and passing on the gift they gave us?
As a nation,
we no longer remember how and why our country was founded. Some would
say America began on the day our Declaration of Independence was
signed. Some would say America began on the day our Constitution was
ratified. Those who have attended an Appleseed Project event know
free America was born on April 19, 1775. Born because of the efforts
of a bunch of Americans much like us. On April 17 and 18 we'll honor
the brave men and women who grabbed a musket, left their hearths,
fields, and families, and stood fearfully and proudly in the path of
the mightiest military the world had ever known - the British
On that day, British colonists became Americans
for the first time. On that day a nation was born.
On April 17/18 we'll honor their sacrifices by
remembering why they chose to stand when and where they did, what
they risked, and the prices they each paid for us - their progeny. If
you already know of the heroism of Paul Revere, Captain John Parker,
and Captain Isaac Davis bring a cousin, neighbor, co-worker or friend
who needs to hear about April 19th. Bring them with you to this
As a nation, we need to remember the importance of the
American tradition of rifle marksmanship and its fundamental
contribution to our freedom. We forget how this American traditional
skill was critical to our success on that first day of our fight for
liberty. Our rifle-owning forefathers continually practiced with
friends and family until capable of hitting a small water bucket at
250 paces. With a flintlock. With antique sights. More importantly,
they passed those skills on to their children. Are you able to at
least match your great (x5) grandfather with modern equipment? Can
you consistently hit targets out to 500 yards with nothing but a rack
grade rifle and sling? "Do you have a spouse, grandson, or
co-worker might appreciate this program?" Bring them with you to
this Appleseed event. Help pass this tradition on to a new
To remember is to honor.
To experience is to
To awaken into our past is to step into our
Please join us on April 17-18 at one of our "April
19th, 1775" Appleseeds. To remember. To honor. To learn.
There are only -1777 days
to go to this weekend and so far we have enough
Americans to fill only 1 mile of that combined three and a half mile
firing line. Can it be that there are not enough Americans to fill
it. Or are we just failing to spread the message to them effectively.
Help us to spread that message. Please bring yourself, your family,
your friends, neighbors and coworkers to an April 19th Appleseed
Event near you. Find a location near you below. There are almost 100 Appleseed
shoots to choose from..