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AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« on: June 26, 2011, 10:00:49 PM »
What a great weekend!  Thanks to all the shooters who came out to La Crosse's fifth Appleseed!  It has been exactly one year since we hosted our first one!

Congratulations to Zach on earning his Rifleman patch!

Great group of students, very attentive, and were quick to repeat all six steps to firing the shot early Sunday morning.  It was great to work with the other instructors who came out!

Pictures are incoming from the Fater clan.
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" ~Captain John Parker, April 19, 1775.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 11:43:18 PM »
I'll attempt to attach pictures. I'm not familar with this format.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 11:44:59 PM »
Instructors' muster

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 11:46:07 PM »
The celebrated Mr. K.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 11:47:29 PM »
Mr. K. gives an overview of the events leading up to April 19, 1775.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 11:49:07 PM »
AhhhShoot  recounts the little-known facts of our nation's founding.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 11:50:42 PM »
A great deal of instruction goes into preparing participants to take their first shot.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 11:53:01 PM »
A young Marine checks in to Appleseed.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 11:55:30 PM »
Highly-experienced volunteers organize the weekend shoots and are an important source of information and guidance.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 11:57:01 PM »
There were many young people at Appleseed, including a few Marine and Air Force reservists.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2011, 11:59:09 PM »
The instructors take their duties seriously and they keep watch over the shooters to make sure all safety rules are followed.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011, 12:00:29 AM »
Another instructor relates the history of our country's founding.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2011, 12:01:32 AM »
A young Marine receives some instruction from Professor Gun.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2011, 12:03:26 AM »
A participant fires his rifle during one of the many shooting evolutions.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2011, 12:05:45 AM »
People of all ages and backgrounds come to Appleseed to improve their rifle skills and to learn about the sacrifices made by others that created a nation.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2011, 12:07:11 AM »
An instructor continues the story of America's founding.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011, 12:10:31 AM »
A Marine earns his Rifleman patch. Congratulations!

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2011, 12:11:29 AM »
Semper Fi!

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2011, 12:12:41 AM »
Another young man displays his outstanding effort.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2011, 12:14:55 AM »
An Appleseed member makes steady progress to her Rifleman patch.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2011, 12:18:33 AM »
A young man and Mr. K listen to an instructor's story.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2011, 12:20:30 AM »
Everyone seemed to enjoy the history lessons as much as the shooting.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2011, 12:20:52 AM »
Unfortunately we were unable to snap a photograph of the Shoot Boss in his flip flops on Saturday morning as he arrived  **)  **)
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" ~Captain John Parker, April 19, 1775.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2011, 12:22:28 AM »
LOL!

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2011, 12:24:17 AM »
We had a nice turnout for the event.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2011, 12:26:37 AM »
I was only able to attend this Appleseed for a short time, Saturday I shot a little and Sunday I instructed in the afternoon, but I still had a wonderful time. Being able to meet everyone I did, Fater family, BuzzG, Josh, Bre...etc made those few hours of instructing worth every second I was there, so THANK YOU.

I can't wait to get back to LaCrosse, possibly in September!!!

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2011, 12:29:24 AM »
Our instructors for the weekend. They all did an outstanding job and I appreciated their patience and willingness to explain concepts, give one-on-one instruction and to impart valuable information about shooting and our national heritage.

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2011, 12:32:06 AM »
The family that shoots together...

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2011, 12:57:32 AM »
I can't wait to get back to LaCrosse, possibly in September!!!

Hopefully you guys will be able to make it!  It was great to meet both you and ahhshoot.
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" ~Captain John Parker, April 19, 1775.

Mol?n labe! :--- 

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Re: AAR: La Crosse, WI June 25-26, 2011
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2011, 01:01:35 AM »
Beautiful pictures, Diane.  I thoroughly enjoyed this Appleseed, perfect weather, a great group of students to work with, particularly watching Bre progress to a point where she was comfortable shooting her rifle and enjoying herself.  No matter how many Appleseeds I attend either as participant or instructor in training, I learn something.
Many thanks to the members of the La Crosse Rifle Club for loaning rifles and donating ammunition so that several Marine Corps poolees could obtain rifle instruction and shoot for free.  We even had a young man who is going into the Air Force join us Sunday and were able to provide him a loaner rifle with ammo.
Thanks to our shoot boss and red hats for putting on a great Appleseed at the La Crosse Rifle Club.
Honoring my ancestor, Seth Hall, of the Massachusetts Militia for his sacrifices during our American Revolution that helped to provide freedom for all Americans.