Martha Washington – October 17, 1794

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

It’s October 17, 1794. I’m at the Presidential House with the First Lady, Martha Washington.

JG: “Mrs. Washington, as you enter into your husband’s second term, what are your thoughts on his presidency?”

MW: “Oh, Mr. Gillespie, my husband did not want this job. But for the love of freedom and the American dream, we decided to leave our peaceful years at Mount Vernon. He truly loves America and his people.”

The Washington’s played a major role in setting America on a firm foundation of freedom.

Read more about George Washington’s second term.

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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