Wyoming Senator's Mike Enzi and John Barrasso joined 10 of their colleagues Thursday in introducing a resolution that would declare Saturday, July 26 the Day of the American Cowboy.

This is the ninth year the resolution has been introduced and serves to honor the accomplishments and contributions of cowboys from around the nation.

The tradition was first started in 2005 by the late Senator Craig Thomas, who served Wyoming in the Senate from 1995-2007. The day annually coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days.