National Lineman Appreciation Day - April 10, 2017
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has set aside the second Monday of each April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. For 2017, April 10 will celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of line workers across the nation. These men and women often work in difficult and dangerous conditions to keep your lights on.
The full text of the resolution, adopted unanimously by NRECA's board of directors, 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."
Valley Rural Electric Cooperative invites all co-op members to take a moment and thank lineworkers for the work they do. And on April 10, use #ThankALineman on social media to show your support for the men and women who light our lives.