Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s March 31, 1776. I’ve just stopped at the home of John and Abigail Adams. John is at the Second Continental Congress. Abigail is writing words of encouragement to her husband.
JG: “Abigail, would you share some of your letter?”
AA: “Sure. ‘Dear John, I miss you terribly, but it is time we practice the words of liberty so go and be strong. I long to hear that we have declared independence and I especially desire that you remember the ladies when you make the laws for our new nation.'”
It’s important to remember that our founding fathers and mothers were fighting for freedom for all Americans.
Read the full text of Abigail Adams’ letter to her husband, John Adams.
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.