It’s October 19, 1781, I’m at the Battle of Yorktown with French General Rochambeau.
JG: General Rochambeau, General Washington respects you and is very appreciative of you joining the American fight for freedom.
JDV: Mr. Gillespie, I too admire and respect General Washington. He is a man of faith, integrity, and chivalry, and he has a passion for liberty. Viva la liberty!
General Rochambeau’s 6,000 French troops profoundly helped America fight for freedom.
Read more about Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau.
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.