The National Day of the Cowboy organization has been collecting pictures of the NDOC flag since 2005, when it was first created. The very first photo was taken at Cheyenne Frontier Days, when Senator Thomas and his wife, Susan, presented one to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Board of Directors and to the CFD Volunteer Organization, in 2005. Each time we sold a flag after that, we asked the buyer to send us a photo of it flying. We had hoped to someday create a video of some of those inspiring pictures. The year of the pandemic, 2020, presented us with some down time which we took advantage of to finally create that film.
After reviewing hundreds of our flag photos, we settled on 65 or so, to include in the video, so we could keep it under 5 minutes. Then we hired a professional producer, Jason Cupp at WorldCupp Productions in Saint Louis, MO, to sequence it, and add titles and music, as well as a voice-over reading the text of the National Day of the Cowboy bill. Many of you will recognize the harmonica music as that of Frank Bard. When our website had a “Home” page and music played, it was Frank’s composition, “Muddy Waters,”you heard.
We think the video is inspiring and certainly historical. The photos, as you will see, have come from all over the world. We know our flag flies in at least 36 states and has also flown in six countries or more. We’d love to hear your comments about the video or to have you add them on the video page. If you are planning to purchase a National Day of the Cowboy flag, we would appreciate you sending us a photo of it flying, so we can continue the tradition.