Hannah Arrington Clarke – February 21, 1779

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

It’s February 21, 1779. I’m in North Carolina with Hannah Clarke. Her house has just been burned down by the British.

JG: “Mrs. Clarke, what will you do now that your house is destroyed?”

HC: “Mr. Gillespie, while my husband, Colonel Elijah Clarke, is gone away fighting the British, we will go to all the forts and camps we can to help our wounded soldiers. We must all do our part to help secure freedom.”

Patriots like Hannah Clarke sacrificed the security of their homes to secure freedom for all Americans.

Read more about the life of Hannah Clarke.

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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