Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s July 27, 1776. I’m in London, England, with Lord Charles Cornwallis, who has just been ordered to America by the king.
JG: “Lord Cornwallis, congratulations on your promotion by the king!”
LC: “Like Edmund Burke, a member of parliament, I disagree with the king’s opinion on this war, but I’ve been called to fight America, and I will serve my king.”
Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals of the American Revolution, eventually losing to General Washington at the 1781 Battle of Yorktown.
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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.