LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY
APRIL 18, 2019
Lineman Appreciation Day was long overdue when it was finally read in the Senate on April 10, 2013. Some of us had watched guys working tirelessly to get it in front of someone, anyone, that would make it happen. Unfortunately, the day isn't celebrated among the citizens who rely on lineman, unknowingly, everyday to maintain their way of life. This bill does not protect linemen, declare them as first responders or grant them protection when working storms or other dangerous outage situations.
YES, IT'S REAL
S. RES. 95
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
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
That the Senate—
recognizes the efforts of linemen in keeping the power on and protecting public safety; and
supports the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.