Project Appleseed teaching American history and rifle skills

McDONALD, Tennessee (WDEF)-Project Appleseed is a fully volunteer-run program that teaches about American history.

“On April 19, 1775, is when the battle of Lexington and Concord took place. When ordinary Americans stood up to the British crown, and we became Americans,” said Jeff Yeager.

The organization educates people about history in a way different than what many would expect. They teach the history of the revolutionary war, telling war stories.
“The story of Hannah Davis and the sacrifices she made. Letting her husband step out that morning now to return with a house full of sick children,” said Yeager.

Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out of 400 yards. These rifle teachings were once commonly practiced in America. The mix of marksman training with historical revolutionary war teachings are done to make sure people don’t forget how this country gained its independence.

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