William Bradford – November 11, 1620

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

It’s November 11, 1620. I’m with William Bradford on the Mayflower. The ship has just landed at Cape Cod.

JG: “Mr. Bradford, what are you signing?”

WB: “Mr. Gillespie, it is the Mayflower Compact. It will be our constitution to live by. We do this for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”

Governor Bradford, as the leader of the Mayflower, signed this compact, making it America’s first constitutional document.

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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.

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