Appleseed 2013 in Maine

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Roger Ek
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Appleseed 2013 in Maine

Project Appleseed has a resident State Coordinator in Maine. I learned on Wednesday that I have been awarded the job. The goal of Project Appleseed is to reconnect today's Americans with the history and heritage we should all hold dear. We teach the history of what happened on April 19, 1775, why those old patriots made the choices they made and why they made those choices. We teach were the revolution first began. It may not be where you think. We teach how it began which may also not be how you think. We know these things because our forefathers wrote it all down for us. We teach the history you never learned in school. Students often ask, "Why didn't we learn this in school? Good question.

We have no political agenda. The only politicians we talk about are those who were alive on April 19, 1775. Appleseed is open to all. We are a family activity.

We also teach marksmanship and firearm safety. We teach families, active duty military, law enforcement, home school groups and church groups. We teach the accumulated knowledge of 600 years of rifle marksmanship. Everybody finishes the weekend with a renewed sense of citizenship and improved marksmanship. We used a simulated military target and if you follow the instructions you might qualify as a "Rifleman". A Rifleman can reliably hit a target at 500 yards. We call it the "Rifleman's quarter mile".

Check us out; http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

If you want to participate, sign up for our first shoot of 2013 at; http://www.appleseedinfo.org/search-states-display.php?qstate=ME&statena...

There will be over 100 Appleseed shoots across the nation on April 20 and 21 this year.

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Now is your chance folks.

Now is your chance folks. There will be a Project Appleseed event on June 29/30 in Monmouth which is directly on Route 202 around 12 miles southwest of Augusta. It's at the Monmouth Fish and Game Club/. They have a covered range in case of rain and they feed a good lunch. This is a two day event. Details are here:

http://www.appleseedinfo.org/search-states-location.php?locationid=262

Bring sunscreen and bug dope, just in case. Send me an message with any questions you don't find on the web pages. This is a family event open to Moms and Dads. If your children can focus on details and follow instructions they are welcome. You and your children both will learn history you were never taught in school. The story os not just some old time tale. It is about the founding of our country and it is an adventure story, a mystery story and a heartbreaker in some cases. People ask, "Why didn't they teach us these things?" Why indeed. You will have to answer that question for yourselves.

We don't speak about todays's politics or today's politicians. The only politicians we speak about are those who were alive on April 19, 1775. Want to learn where the Revolution actually began? It wasn't on Lexington Green.

The events of today are amazingly close to the events of 1775. We don't tell you what to think. We tell you the real history of 1775. How do we know these things? Our forefathers wrote it all down for us.

The day after the battle, John Adams walked Battle Road and saw the carnage. There had not been time to bury the dead. They were too busy with the wounded from both sides. John Adams wrote to Abigail Adams:

"Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it."

Come out for a weekend and reconnect with our history and heritage.

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There are still a few open

There are still a few open spots on the line for Monmouth.

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Next Appleseed at Monmouth

Next Appleseed at Monmouth Fish & Game is August 24 & 25. Most use a magazine-fed semi-auto 22 rimfire rifle. We had a squad of Army Nat'l Guard in June shooting their issued rifles - it was one of the best use of my tax dollars I've seen in a long while.

Info on the Appleseed page for the club: Appleseed MFG

Registration info on: Eventbrite

How to prepare: Appleseed Prep

Here's a few tips:

CLEAN your firearm - this includes the magazine(s). Make sure it functions well with your chosen ammo. This seems to be the biggest show-stopper on the line.

Be ready to go from standing to sitting and standing to prone numerous times - do some stretches and even practice this at home to loosen up. Be able to do this while safely controlling the muzzle of your rifle. It is not silly to practice this at home with a length of dowel or yardstick of even half of your vacuum wand!

Bring water - we'll have some there but you need to drink frequently. Wear comfortable clothes that allow the above movement without restriction. Find eye protection you can use and that does not fog up or obtain anti-fog products.

My sons and I will be there as students this time. Hope to see some of you there!

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