The U.S. Senate passed a resolution this past Tuesday night (4/16/13/) honoring all the linemen for their work in keeping the power on and have designated April 18, 2013 (today) as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
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.