PROCLAMATION

National Day of the Cowboy

July 28, 2012

 

 

WHEREAS;  throughout the history of the American West, cowboys and pioneers have played an important role in preserving Western heritage and culture; and

WHEREAS, the spirit of the cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect and patriotism; and

WHEREAS, there are approximately 800,000 cowboys and ranchers in the United States; and

WHEREAS, in the State of Colorado and the County of Larimer continue the cowboy tradition, hosting rodeos and Western fairs, the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame, and major cowboy poetry gatherings in Arvada, Durango, and Steamboart Springs; and

WHEREAS, the State of Colorado and the County of Larimer recognize the role of cowboys in their selfless efforts to protect the state and county during wildfire season, their economic contributions, and their maintenance of our culture heritage in Colorado and Larimer County.

NOW, THEREFORE, WE, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Larimer, do hereby proclaim July 28, 2012 as

National Day of the Cowboy

in Larimer County.

 

            Dated this __________ day of ________, 2012

 

   THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF LARIMER

 

   ________________________________________

   Lew Gaiter III, Chair

 

ATTEST:

 

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Deputy Clerk