Friday, May 23, 2008

National Day of the Cowboy

Senate passes 'National Day of the Cowboy' resolution
Submitted to the Current-Argus

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has cited the past and continuing contributions of the cowboy to New Mexico's history and culture as he noted Senate passage of a resolution he cosponsored.

Also cosponsoring the legislation was Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.This is the third year that the Senate has designated a special day.

The resolution was introduced by Senator Michael B. Enzi (R.-Wyo.). The resolution, passed late Tuesday, recognizes July 26, 2008 as "National Day of the American Cowboy." The measure encourages individuals to mark the day with appropriate ceremonies and celebrations. Read More

The National Day of the Cowboy should be a celebration of a way of life that provides food for people across the globe. However, with the frequent attacks and proposed regulations against ranching, this day may turn into a “memorial” day if we don’t stand up and defend agriculture. There is a very real threat to production livestock in this country that will take the help of everyone to stop.

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