Honoring the National Day of the Cowboy

Sponsored in the U.S. Senate in 2005, 2006, and 2007, by Wyoming’s late U.S. Senator, Craig Thomas, the National Day of the Cowboy is a day set aside to celebrate the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage. This year the date is today, July 26th to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy.

In the words of the former President Bush, “We celebrate the Cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. The Cowboy’s love of the land and love of the country are examples for all Americans.”

Two of my favorite memories are meeting Jim Shoulders who was the stock producer at my first RCA rodeo in 1971 and Freckles Brown who was judging a bull riding event I entered in 1972 in Ardmore Oklahoma which is believed to be the first standalone bull riding event of its kind. 

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See also:  National Day of the Cowboy, preserve the heritage  and info on Lane Frost-Freckles Brown who are buried next to each other in Mount Olivet Cemetery~Hugo, OK.  

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