Few people understand the individuals and the sacrifice required to establish America better than two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of 1776 and John Adams, David McCullough.
He visited BYU on 27 September, 2005, and delivered this magnificent forum assembly address. It is one of the most tender, touching essays on the Founding Fathers, George Washington and the Continental Army you'll ever read.
When stripped of all the folklore and hoopla, and distilled to the simplest truths, we realize that they were not so different than we. Brave? Bold? Yes, but also family men and women who knew they were risking everything for the sacred cause of the nation.
They were not the first, nor were they the last. It's our cause now . . . Need a little courage and inspiration? Click on the portrait of General George Washington and read David McCullough's words.