Day of the American Cowboy
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 26, 2018
This weekend, America celebrates cowboys.
In a tribute to the men and women that helped establish the American West, the U.S. Senate this week declared July 28, 2018 as the National Day of the American Cowboy.
The resolution, which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesday, was introduced by Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota.
Started in 2005 by U.S. Senator Craig Thomas from Wyoming, the National Day of the American Cowboy traditionally coincides each year with Cheyenne Frontier Days. The resolution honors the culture, traditions and values of the American Cowboy way of life that are still alive today.
The resolution states, quote, “The cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism,” endquote, but clarifies that the cowboy archetype goes beyond ethnicity, gender, geographic boundaries, and political affiliations.