It’s Official: July 26th declared National Day of the American Cowboy

(Washington, D.C.) – For the tenth year in a row, the U.S. Senate has declared a National Day of the American Cowboy. This year the day falls on July 26. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., introduced the resolution that the Senate passed unanimously Thursday evening.

U.S. Senator Craig Thomas started the tradition of naming the fourth Saturday in July “National Day of the American Cowboy” in 2005. The day coincides each year with Cheyenne Frontier Days. Since Thomas’ passing, Enzi and Barrasso have continued the tradition in honor of his legacy.

The day is an acknowledgment of the contributions cowboys have made throughout history and the continued impact they have on our nation today, according to the senators.

Senators Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., John Hoeven, R-N.D., James Inhofe, R-Okla., Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Jon Tester, D-Mont., and John Walsh, D-Mont., are also cosponsors of the resolution.

A copy of the resolution can be found here.

– Provided by Wyoming Congressional Delegation

11 Comments

  1. Tb Johnson

    Day of The Cowboy celebration in Dubois WY click link for info on Ranch Rodeo- http://bit.ly/1rs1EaB

  2. Michele Laino

    Save a HORSE , RIDE A COWBOY !! Whoo Hoo………

  3. Terri Crofford

    YeeHaw, Hats in hand and RIDE EM COUBOY!!!!

  4. Tom Filipkowski

    GO BUCKAROOS!

  5. Kathy Ann Lavene

    All right .get the bad guys. Lol

  6. Dan Easterly

    What a day. Just think about 160 years ago. We owe them so much here in Texas. If you have a old cowboy in your family today, be sure to give him/her a hug and kuss.

  7. Dan Easterly

    What a day. Just think about 160 years ago. We owe them so much here in Texas. If you have a old cowboy in your family today, be sure to give him/her a hug and kuss.

  8. Jimilena Osbourn-Aleshire

    Gotta love those cowboys

  9. Tricia Howell

    Long live Cowboys!!!

  10. Michael Tanous

    only male horses and male cowboys were allowed

  11. Michael Tanous

    only male horses and male cowboys were allowed

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