National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going. If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank.
If you, like me are waiting in the dark after Hurricane Sally, remember these brave souls leave their families, to get things back up and running. So if you see them thank them for the tireless job they do. Show them you appreciate the 24/7 shifts to restore our modern luxury, like air conditioning….
From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.
Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.
When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.
Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.
If you enjoyed your tv, light switch, got water, or wifi, chances are it required electricity. Show them how much we like and respect them as they supply a modern marvel that keeps our world going.
Rainstorms, hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, and whatever else nature and humanity throws at them. They take risks and tome away from their families to keep the system going for all of us.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay
You don’t have to know a lineman to celebrate this day. Give a shoutout on social media to lineman everywhere. You can celebrate the day by thanking your local linemen by using #NationalLinemanAppreciationDay and #thankalineman on Social Media.
NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY
On April 10, 2013, U.S. Senate Resolution 95 recognized linemen across the country by setting April 18th as National Lineman Appreciation Day.