National Day of the American Cowboy | Big Horn Basin Media

National Day of the American Cowboy

Written by on July 26, 2019

The world really does need more cowboys.

That’s according to the U.S. Senate, who this week unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution declaring July 27th as the National Day of the American Cowboy. This resolution, sponsored by Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi and Senator Jon Tester of Montana, commemorates the pioneering men and women who helped establish the American West. Senator John Barrasso was also a cosponsor.

Enzi told KODI News that it was former Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas who started this tradition in 2005. Every year since, the U.S. Senate has passed this resolution, which also coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days.

The resolution points out that, quote, “the cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism,” endquote.

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