George Washington – March 17, 1776

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

It’s March 17, 1776. I’m in Boston with George Washington.

JG: “General Washington, is that the British fleet leaving Boston Harbor?”

GW: “That’s right, John, when Gen Howe saw our cannons on Dorchester Heights, he knew we had him. So he hightailed it with his Redcoats. I think he’s headed for Canada. He may be retreating today, but he will return.”

Although the British gave up Boston that day, they did come back to the fight for five more bloody years.

Read more about the Siege of Boston.

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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