John Wayne is an American icon — and the State of Texas just recognized that in a huge way. Get ready to celebrate when you see what Texas Governor Abbott just did.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Texas Legislature officially adopted a resolution declaring May 26, the birthday of the enduring American icon John Wayne, as “John Wayne Day” in the State of Texas. TexasGovernor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation declaring the iconic star an honorary Texan.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, a self-proclaimed lifelong-fan of the iconic actor, was instrumental in delivering both accolades in the Lone Star State.
The most popular film actor of the 20th century, Wayne became a symbol of everything a great American man could be, renowned not only as a talented actor but as a loving father, a fisherman, a horseman, a hunter, an adventurer and an unabashed patriot of the United States of America.
“The Duke’s independent spirit embodies what it means to be a Texan and personifies the storied history of the Lone Star State,” states Governor Abbott. “I am proud to join all Texans in honoring his legacy and celebrating May 26th as ‘John Wayne Day’.”
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