For the 7th year in a row, the US Senate has declared the fourth Saturday in July a National Day of the American Cowboy.

Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso introduced the resolution to the Senate where it passed unanimously.

Senator Craig Thomas started the tradition in 2005 to honor the accomplishments and contributions of cowboys across the nation. Every year the day coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days.

After Thomas passed away in 2007, Senator Enzi  continued the tradition.

He describes Thomas as a "true cowboy" and says that "it is a fitting tribute to continue honoring him and all of the nation's cowboys in this way."