Saturday, July 23, 2011

National Day of the Cowboy

A few years ago a group decided we needed to remember our Western Heritage and petitioned Congress for a National Day of the Cowboy. Since it has been remember for more than three years it is an Official Holiday.

The cowboy represents what's great about this Nation. only 1 in 3 cowpokes were white, which means that a cattle company was incredibly integrated and a man was measured by what he could do, not the color of his hide.

I was raised that cowboys are always honest, looked out for their fellow man, loved the land, and never took more than was needed. I'll admit I'm old fashioned, but reflecting on honor and duty is something we all should do.

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