The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed a resolution honoring linemen for their work in keeping the power on and designating April 18, 2013 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
The bill (S. RES. 95) “recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety” was introduced just last week by Sens. Isakson (R-GA) and Bennet (D-CO).
The resolution resolves that these workers…
- are steeped in personal, family and professional tradition;
- are often first responders during storms and other catastrophic events, working to make the scene safe for other public safety heroes;
- work with thousands of volts of electricity high atop power lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity flowing;
- and put their lives on the line every day with little recognition from the community regarding the danger of their work.
KEA joins the legislature in honoring the knowledge and actions by our linemen and thanks them for safely “keeping the lights on” twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Power ON!