Senate Declares July 24 the National Day of the American Cowboy

In a tribute to the hard working men and women that helped establish the American West, the U.S. Senate has declared July 24, 2021, the National Day of the American Cowboy. The bipartisan resolution that was passed by the Senate unanimously, was introduced by U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming along with other senators.

National Day of the American Cowboy started in 2005 when U.S. Senator Craig Thomas of Wyoming began the tradition. The resolution traditionally coincided with Cheyenne Frontier Days and honors the culture, traditions and values of the American Cowboy way of life that are still alive today.

Senator Barrasso said the American cowboy symbolizes the spirit, values and traditions that people in Wyoming cherish most and Washington could benefit from adhering to the cowboy’s commitment to honesty, integrity and hard work. Senator Lummis said in Wyoming, we adhere to the Code of the West, a code of ethics that cowboys and cowgirls hold dear.



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ray olson
1 month ago

If poorly paid, seasonal agricultural workers were our heroes why do we hate Hispanic farm workers?