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July 23 - National Day of the American Cowboy

by Mac McMullen / July 22, 2005 12:17 PM PDT

109th CONGRESS, 1st Session

S. RES. 138, Designating July 23, 2005, as `National Day of the American Cowboy?.

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RESOLUTION

Designating July 23, 2005, as `National Day of the American Cowboy.

Whereas pioneering men and women, recognized as cowboys, helped establish the American West;

Whereas that cowboy spirit continues to infuse this country with its solid character, sound family values, and good common sense;

Whereas the cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism;

Whereas the cowboy loves, lives off of, and depends on the land and its creatures, and is an excellent steward, protecting and enhancing the environment;

Whereas the cowboy continues to play a significant role in America's culture and economy;

Whereas approximately 800,000 ranchers are conducting business in all 50 of these United States and are contributing to the economic well being of nearly every county in the Nation;

Whereas rodeo is the sixth most-watched sport in America;

Whereas membership in rodeo and other organizations surrounding the livelihood of a cowboy transcends race and gender and spans every generation;

Whereas the cowboy is an American icon;

Whereas to recognize the American cowboy is to acknowledge America's ongoing commitment to an esteemed and enduring code of conduct; and

Whereas the ongoing contributions made by cowboys to their communities should be recognized and encouraged: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) designates July 23, 2005, as `National Day of the American Cowboy ; and

(2) encourages the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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And let us not forget
by MKay / July 22, 2005 11:16 PM PDT

The contributions made to the West by john Wayne and Gary Cooper et al... Happy

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and if you happen to be in Arizona
by jonah jones / July 23, 2005 1:06 AM PDT
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And, behind every good cowboy was
by Steven Haninger / July 23, 2005 1:24 AM PDT

a female "pardner".;)

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