National Lineman Appreciation Day
Each day, there are men or women who risk their lives to save our lives and provide us with all the modern conveniences. They hang from precarious harnesses dozens to hundreds feet above the ground, and dance between wire-like wires that can, if handled incorrectly, easily erase their lives. National Lineman Appreciation day celebrates the men and women who risk their lives to keep power flowing in our communities.
Since electricity became a common part of modern life, linemen have been around for as long as they can remember. They are responsible for carrying electricity to homes and businesses. Linemen often have to work in dangerous conditions, and face the worst weather. We don’t lose power on sunny days when there is no wind, so we are not likely to be without power.
Even in the best conditions, they have to deal with wires carrying thousands of volts and thousands of Amps every day. These are the people who will be there to restore power, set up emergency systems, and put life back on track when Mother Nature does her worst. The fact that Superstorm Sandy was fought by 67,000 linemen in the US puts it into perspective.
To spread awareness about this dangerous, but vital job, you can start by posting a #thankalineman photo. Next, be sure to thank all the brave heroes who work along the roadsides or in your local community. Ezra Cornell and Morse Code are two of the most well-known linemen in America. No matter what you do, make sure you appreciate the fact you live in an electric home. This would not be possible without Lineman. Show your appreciation for National Lineman Appreciation day!