18 August 2014

The One In Which I Brag

about Older Daughter.

I've made multiple mentions of her status as an instructor-in-training with the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, otherwise known as the Appleseed Project. The good folks have taken on themselves the task of teaching American history, along with instruction in marksmanship.

Those who qualify as "rifleman" by scoring a minimum 210 points on the Army's qualification test are eligible to be instructors, if they so desire. There are four levels of training for the instructors, who wear orange hats to show their status. They participate in multiple events, teaching various aspects of firearms instruction, history, et cetera, along the way.

When they finally complete all the phases of training, and pass all the tests, they graduate to "red hat" status as full instructors, now qualified to teach others.

Guess what Older Daughter did, over the weekend?  She went from this:

to this:

We are VERY proud of her!


Rob said...

Bravo. Makes you proud don't they.

threecollie said...

And rightly so. That is downright impressive!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

You raised them right.

Rev. Paul said...

Rob - yes, they make me proud & happy every day. :)

threecollie - I agree! She's put in countless hours, and spent many, many weekends at Appleseed events.

WSF - apparently so. Thanks.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Congratulations to your daughter, now she's an instructor!!!!

You should be very proud and brag continuously :-)

Rev. Paul said...


You should probably be glad you're not around me today; I'm bragging continuously. :)

Cathy said...

Being proud of real accomplishments is a parent's duty! And sharing it with friends is a kindness,
Congratulations to a fine young woman.

Rev. Paul said...

A duty? Nay, it's a privilege. :)

Thank you, Cathy. She just read your comment over my shoulder, and is glowing.

Chickenmom said...

Congrats to a very fine daughter!
'Ya taught 'em right, Rev. Paul! (congrats to you & your wife, too!)

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Chickenmom.

Keads said...

Congrats! Well done!

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, sir!