Peter Salem – June 17, 1775

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

It’s June 17, 1775. I’m at the Battle of Bunker Hill with Peter Salem.

JG: “Mr. Salem, you are a free Negro, and you were recommended by your commanding officer to receive a medal for your courage and bravery in battle. Why do you fight for America?”

PS: “Mr. Gillespie, my brothers are in chains. I fight for their freedom and the freedom of all men and women. Hopefully, someday, we will live in a country where we are all truly free.”

Read more about Peter Salem.

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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