Amer­i­can icons

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Wil­lie Nelson sings it best: “My he­roes have al­ways been cow­boys. And they still are, it seems.”

Now, Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Harry Reid of Ne­vada wants Amer­i­cans to honor cow­boys via a con­gres­sional res­o­lu­tion ap­proved last week des­ig­nat­ing July 28, 2007, as the “Na­tional Day of the Amer­i­can Cow­boy.”

The Demo­cratic leader says the “pi­o­neer­ing men and women” not only helped es­tab­lish the West, but to­day from ranches in all 50 states they con­tinue to in­fuse the na­tion with solid char­ac­ter, sound fam­ily val­ues, com­mon sense, hon­esty, in­tegrity, courage, com­pas­sion, re­spect, a strong work ethic, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ism and pa­tri­o­tism.

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