Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s June 17, 1775. I’m at the Battle of Bunker Hill with Joseph Warren, a close friend of John and Abigail Adams.
JG: “Major General Warren, do you have time to tell me what your strategy for this battle is? Look out, General Warren!”
JW: “Mr. Gillespie, I’ve been hit badly and I won’t make it. Tell my family and John and Abigail to never stop fighting for freedom.”
General Joseph Warren died that day at the Battle of Bunker Hill, but his spirit and passion to fight for freedom lives on.
Read the full text of Abigail Adams’ letter to her husband, John Adams, after hearing of the loss of Dr. Joseph Warren.
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.