"If you will not stand and defend your God-given liberty, you will be a slave to one who opposes it!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Take God out of anything and it dies!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"People do not make wars; governments do."
~ Ronald Reagan

"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
~ George Washington

"Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Unless enough individuals take dominion of the principles that guided our founders, our efforts to repair and rebuild will be futile!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
~ General George S. Patton

“I would rather be optimistic and disappointed than pessimistic and correct.”
~Ben Gilmore

"Defeat is optional."
~ Ben Gilmore

"Prayer gives God the legal authority to act."
~ Ben Gilmore


2015-04-21 Why Study Latin

ACH Study Groups

Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders

7659 Gingerblossom Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com


April 21, 2015

This is a letter to our friends –

Why study Latin?

An unapologetic commercial!

It was 1945, George Washington high school, northern Manhattan, New York City. I was a sophomore student in Mrs. O’Rourke’s Latin class. To this day, things I learned about grammar in that class, come to mind!

Fran and I attended a homeschool lecture, way before homeschooling was popular. Fran met Mary Harrington and shared what she was learning. At the time, (early 1980’s) Fran had organized a one room school, “Parent Educators Resource Center” (PERC). She invited Mary to teach Latin in her school.

That was the beginning of a close friendship. In the process Mary and her friend, Gail Busby, published a Latin curriculum for homeschoolers, “Latin in the Christian Trivium”. Over the years, it has grown. Mary invited Fran to join her course as an online teacher.

Using Skype as a virtual classroom for interactive classes twice a week, Fran teaches Latin to homeschoolers all across the nation. The course follows a story line of a Roman centurion and his family, as they travel the middle-east. Students learn history and bible as they learn Latin. Often they befriend other students and visit on vacation trips.

I just viewed Hillsdale College’s online course, “Why study Latin”. Good viewing for homeschool moms!

If you are interested in Latin and Christian teachers, contact Mary Harrington, LatinDr3@gmail.com, or Fran Gilmore, MizLatin@garlic.com.

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