Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Spurs as Modern Honors

Spurs for Cowboy boots - captured in Wyoming

Spurs as modern honors

Just as a medieval knight was said to have "earned his spurs", the awarding of spurs has continued in the modern era as an honor bestowed upon individuals in organizations with military heritages, and among motorcycle riders. Members of the Papal Orders of Chivalry receive gilt spurs directly from the hands of the Pope; members of the British Order of the Garter similarly receive gilt spurs from the Monarch. Inductees into the American Order of the Spur receive gold-colored (usually brass) spurs if they have earned their membership through combat, or silver-colored (usually nickel) spurs if they have not seen combat, but complete a rite of passage.

Hi my friends,

Tomorrow is my "Photo-Swap-Thursday" again and it is  already our # 3 !!

Come back tomorrow and read what my guest blogger Heather Dugan is writing and 
to see her excellent travel photo matching the text. In reverse I'll be posting on her blog  - go there also to see and to read what I have to say on her site. 
Thanks in advance  :))
Thank you also to all your kind comments and compliments and for all the "thumbs up" on Facebook
to my last post. It's great to have so many wonderful friends, like YOU!!

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nothingprofound said...

I'm going to let this picture spur me on to overcome my laziness do some much-avoided exercise today.

Susanne49 said...

:)) make me smile, Marty!! :))

I'm happy that my picture gave you a great proposal for today - I hope you did it too :)

The Retired One said...

What a fun photo!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you, Joan :))


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