Saturday, July 23rd, 2022, marks the 18th Annual National Day of the Cowboy. After the past two years of near non-existence, it is experiencing an exciting and well deserved revival. Not only are many long time celebrations on the calendar once again this year, such as at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, but there are plenty of new events as well. This activity confirms for us that it is extremely significant to have gotten the National Day of the Cowboy bill passed into law in 15 states. In spite of those two years where the pandemic sent everything into a sleep state, recognition of the Cowboy Day has come back with a high level of excitement all over the country. Tomorrow, the 4th Saturday in July, there will be celebrations in California, Texas, Arizona, Utah, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Montana, North Dakota, Kansas, New York, Georgia, Virginia and many other states as well. The events take place at halls of fame, museums, heritage centers, ranches, and on main streets across the country. We sincerely hope that if you can’t find a celebration near you, you will consider starting one of your own.
The idea behind the National Day of the Cowboy work is to permanently protect our cowboy culture and pioneer heritage for all generations to come. Celebrations encourage us to continue our work and are what give meaning to the passage of our bill.
Hats off to the cowboy!