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Energy Central Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day All Week

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Today, April 18th, is recognized as National Lineman Appreciation Day. This day was first designated by Congress in 2013 as a time to "express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers."

So on April 18th, across the utility sector and beyond, we stop to Thank a Lineman. 

But those of us in the industry know that just one day isn't enough, and instead we want to turn this into a full week of celebration.  In recognition, we've collected five of the best, most educational, empowering, and gratitude-inspiring videos on the life of a lineman to share with the community, which we'll be posting one per day throughout the week to recognize all the men and women who work hard to build and maintain the lines that deliver the power we generate.   

 

Celebrate National Lineman Week Energy Central Style

Each day, we will publish a video that depicts, in some way, “The Life of a Lineman”.   We invite you to watch the videos and vote on the one you feel best portrays this theme.

 

How you can vote on your favorite video:

Vote by liking the video using the “thumbs up” in the lower right or by posting a comment in the comments section of the video’s post.  

 

Locating the videos:

To easily find the videos, you can visit the Energy Central organizational page where they'll be posted, or you can save the link to this post where we'll post a link to each video as it goes live: 

 

Would you like to celebrate Lineman week another way? Below are some ideas:

 

Want to know more about Lineman Day?

This day was first recognized on April 10, 2013, by the U.S. Senate by Resolution S Res 95.  For more information vist the National Lineman Appreciation Day site

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Xavier Davis on Apr 19, 2021

Happy National Lineman Appreciation Day to all of the linemen that help keeps the power on! It is a tough job but somebody has to do it. Thank you linemen for all you do and do not take you for granted!

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Matt Chester on Apr 19, 2021

Well said, Xavier. They put themselves in some of the riskiest positions to help us keep the lights on, and the recent pandemic showed how much they really are 'frontline' workers just like the communities of medical professionals, police, etc.!

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Genevieve Simpson on Apr 27, 2021

In Australia we call them Linesworkers. The network utility I worked for had fifty per cent female apprentices as part of the linesworkers and cable joiners apprenticeships last year! 

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