George Washington – March 17, 1776

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots 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 General Howe saw our cannon 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 fight for five more bloody years.

Read the full text of George Washington’s letter to Joseph Reed where he gives an account of the retreat of General Howe and his army.

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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