(Reposted from pec.coop)
America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
On April 13, 2015, PEC will honor the hardworking employees who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on.
The full text of the resolution, which the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board adopted unanimously, follows:
“Whereas linemen leave their families and put their lives on the line every day to keep the power on; Whereas linemen work 365 days a year under dangerous conditions to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure; Whereas linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents; and Whereas there would be no electric cooperatives without the brave men and women who comprise our corps of linemen;
Therefore be it resolved that NRECA recognize the Second Monday of April of each year as National Lineman Appreciation Day and make available to electric cooperatives, materials and support to recognize the contributions of these valuable men and women to America’s Electric Cooperatives.”
We proudly recognize all electric linemen for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.
PEC invites members to take a moment to thank a lineman for the work they do. Visit the Co-op’s Facebook page or Twitter and leave a comment using #ThankaLineman to show your support for the men and women who light our lives.