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Military Members, Spouses Get in to RodeoHouston Free on Special Day

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As a way of tipping their hats to the men and women who serve in our military, RodeoHouston holds Armed Forces Appreciation Day. This year, the special day falls on Wednesday, March 8th, and those who have served, their spouse and their children under the age of 18 can get in for free with a military ID.

On their website, RodeoHouston writes, “Armed Forces Appreciation Day, presented by BHP Billiton, honors the brave men and women for their service in the U.S. military. Visitors are encouraged to come out, dress in red, white, and blue, and show appreciation for the troops, past and present.”

But Armed Forces Appreciation Day isn’t the only important day set aside to recognize important community members: First Responders Day is March 7th, when first responders and up to four family members can get in for free, Black Heritage Day falls on March 10th, featuring musician Alicia Keys, and Go Tejano Day comes up on March 19th, which includes an “exhibition of traditional Mexican folk dance, music and horseback riding.”

RodeoHouston aims to be a welcoming and inclusive event for all Texans. They also offer special needs events like Lil’ Rustlers Rodeo, which takes place March 13th – 15th. It gives special needs children a chance to play “with playful stick horse races, seesaws turned into bulls and hay barrels resembling steers.”