Patrick Henry Jolly, the fifth great grandson of Patrick Henry, the voice of the American Revolution, will present a program entitled “Not to the Strong Alone” during an assembly program at Halifax County Middle School on Monday.
As a living history re-enactor and performer, Jolly speaks regularly at Red Hill, the last home and burial place of Patrick Henry located in Brookneal. He also is active in the Red Hill Memorial Foundation.
“Whether this American independence proves to be a blessing or a curse depends upon the use our people make of the blessings which a gracious God has bestowed upon us,” said Jolly.
He resides in Northeast Ohio with his wife Paula, where they have three adult children: Daniel, Patrick Jr. and Anna.
Berryman Green Chapter, Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, Dan River Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution and Halifax County Historical Society are sponsoring the assembly.
All sixth grade students will attend the program which will focus on the role Halifax County played in the Crossing of the Dan, a nearly forgotten episode of the American Revolution that occurred in South Boston on Feb. 14, 1781.