Tester designates National Day of the American Cowboy

Senator’s bipartisan resolution honors role of cowboys in the West

(U.S. SENATE) – Circle it on your calendar: July 28 will be National Day of the American Cowboy thanks to a bipartisan proposal by Senator Jon Tester.

Tester, the Senate’s only farmer, today backed a resolution by western Senators to designate July 28 in honor of the role that cowboys played in establishing the American West and its strong ranching traditions.

“Cowboys established Montana’s ranching heritage and helped to shape our rural way of life,” Tester said.  “They are symbols of the American frontier spirit both here at home and to the rest of the world, and they deserve our recognition.”

Saturday, July 28, 2012 will be the eighth annual designation of National Day of the American Cowboy.

Senator Baucus is also a sponsor of the resolution.