Co-ops celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day
Published: April 7, 2020
National Lineman Appreciation Day - April 18
National Lineman Appreciation Day is a holiday that’s celebrated annually on April 18th and honors the people who keep all of our power up and running. Linesmen are the front workers for any power generation company and they perform a variety of duties that keep power lines up and functioning the way they’re supposed to function. They are the people who keep modern society running like a top, so maybe all of us should use this day to show them the appreciation that they all deserve. This holiday can be traced back to April 10, 2013. This is when United States Senate Resolution 95 established the 18th of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. This day was established then because the year before Hurricane had disrupted the power in 24 U.S states, toppling power lines and cause over $65 billion dollars in damages as well. After this natural disaster, linesmen all over the country worked hand-in-hand to restore power in the U.S. This inspired the 113th U.S Congress to pass a resolution that would be voted through and eventually approved by the U.S Senate the following year. This holiday has been celebrated ever since.
On April 18, Rock Energy Cooperative recognizes the dedicated people who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. 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.
If you happen to see one of the co-op's lineworkers on April 18 - or any day - be sure to take a moment to say thanks for making sure our electricity is distributed safely.