John Adams – December 15, 1799

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s December 15, 1799. George Washington died yesterday. I’m in the carriage of President John Adams.

JG: “Mr. President, you served as his vice president and with him in the Continental Congress. Share some of your thoughts at his passing.”

JA: “Mr. Gillespie, when General Washington walked into a room, he filled it with dignity. All eyes could not help but fix upon his stature and most importantly, he stood tall because he walked as a Christian man, dependent upon God’s direction and blessing. We will miss him.”

While he stood tall at six foot four, Americans remember General Washington on his knees at Valley Forge humbly relying upon God for guidance.

Read more about John Adams’ relationship with George Washington.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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