Killing Time Blog: Remembering Our History

The vast majority of Americans are patriotic, and this is certainly true for hunters and shooters. Assuming you fall into this group, do you have any special Independence Day traditions?

This July 4 weekend I'll exercise my freedoms as an American by killing weeds in food plots, waterskiing with my family, golfing, fishing and sighting in a pair of .270 Win. rifles with my two teenage nephews for their September black bear hunt.

Whatever you do this Independence Day weekend, be sure to spend a quiet moment or two remembering those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

As a tribute to brave soldiers from past and present, I'm featuring the video below of 300 fifth graders from Colorado Springs as they reenact the Battle of Cowpens (Jan. 17, 1781). Trivia to impress your hunting buddies: It was a decisive victory by the Continental Army in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War over the British, and it took place north of the city of Cowpens, South Carolina.

I love everything about this video, and one of my favorite parts is the 29-second mark—the youngster isn't too pleased with having to wear red!

Congrats to the school and staff for finding a creative and interactive way to teach these boys and girls about United States history and what it means to be an American.

Until next time . . .

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