To those who honor the Cowboy ways.
Who helped our nation to thrive and grow.
Who braved the wild western frontier.
He stood for the values which we think of as best:
And in honoring women in all that they do.
To be courageous and honest and not run from a fight.
And be a good steward of his livestock and land.
Still used every day in what modern cowboys do.
To honor the American Cowboy in this way.
To keep the Cowboy way alive and true.
As we celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy.
h/t Big Shot Bob in Texas
Illustration: Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939) Print available from Encore Editions