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U.S. Senate Designates April 18th As 'National Lineman Appreciation Day'

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring electric utility linemen for their work in keeping the power on and designating April 18, 2013 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.  We would like to thank all of our lineman at Wheatland Electric for the work they do every day.  Through rain, shine, snow or whatever Mother Nature brings, they are out there every day, keeping the lights on.  So, thank you, for all you do!

 

Please make sure you take time and give an extra special thank you to all of our hardworking lineman!  Below is a copy of the actual resolution passed in the U.S Senate.

 

The Resolution

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 95

Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day. 

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 10, 2013 

Mr. ISAKSON (for himself and Mr. BENNET) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to.


RESOLUTION

Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day. 

Whereas the profession of linemen is steeped in personal, family, and professional tradition; Whereas linemen are often first responders during storms and other catastrophic events, working to make the scene safe for other public safety heroes;  

Whereas linemen work with thousands of volts of electricity high atop power lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity flowing;  

Whereas linemen must often work under dangerous conditions far from their families to construct and maintain the energy infrastructure of the United States; 

Whereas linemen put their lives on the line every day with little recognition from the community regarding the danger of their work; and  

Whereas April 18, 2013, would be an appropriate date to designate as National Lineman Appreciation Day: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- 

(1) recognizes the efforts of linemen in keeping the power on and protecting public safety; and 

(2) supports the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

 

 
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