In this landmark two-part series, Senator Jim Webb tells the largely forgotten story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose values, culture and fighting spirit profoundly shaped America. Follow Senator Webb as he tracks their heroes and legends from William Wallace to Andrew Jackson, the first of 17 Scots-Irish U.S. Presidents. Their Bible-thumping, battle-scarred march for independence took them from Scotland to Northern Ireland and finally the open expanses of early America, where they would leave an indelible mark on the national character.
Born Fighting: Sneak Peek
Join Senator James Webb for the largely forgotten story of the Scots-Irish, preachers and warriors who forged America's fighting spirit.
Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent who famously jumped onto the back of the presidential limousine and grasped Jackie Kennedy's outstretched hand after the president was shot. Assigned to protect the First Lady, he held on to the car as it raced to Parkland Hospital and continued to serve her for the next year.
A Little Taste of Scotland in America
A week-long celebration of Scottish-American heritage and culture, Scotland Week incorporates a program of events across seven cities across North America, offering a little taste of Scotland in America. Scotland Week aims to promote Scotland to organizations, businesses, tour operators, media and consumers.
Some of the events incorporated in Scotland Week 2011 include, the popular New York Marathon qualifying Scotland Run, Dressed to Kilt fashion show, Tartan Day Parade down 6th Avenue, New York and Whisky Live.Learn More