Friday, July 25, 2008

Another Patriotic Day

Saturday is the National Day of the Cowboy. This holiday celebrates the heritage of the rugged individualist that kept this nation fed during the latter part of the 19th Century and celebrates those of us that keep to the old ways of who we are as a people.

A ranch back in the old days was a true melting pot since 1 in 3 were white, which means that there were Indians, Mexicans, and African-Americans that punched cattle. The old timers were tough where they had deal with all sorts of weather, stampedes, no sleep, and months in the saddle all for about $30 a month. They never stopped until the job was done.

The cowboy is a great symbol of who we are as a people, representing the best of who we are, looking out for our neighbor and doing the right thing.

People that honor our heritage:

SASS or Single Action Shooting Society. Member dress period and shoot tactical matches with period style firearms.

Rodeo cowboys of both the traditional and ranch variety.

And of course Ghost Towns.

So to celebrate this holiday, watch a western, go to a SASS match, or go to a rodeo and eat a steak.

1 comment:

Just John said...

Now THAT'S a neat holiday, or remembrance day. Much better than some of these other days and months that come out of the woodwork.