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People do not think about who provides with civilization benefits for comfortable life in house where there is light, electric appliances, Internet, automatic installations operating from power supply network, time to think about it on April 18 at National Lineman Appreciation Day. Congratulate secret heroes. Our well-being, convenience, safety depend on work of these people.

The History

In the middle of the XIX century, telegraph appeared, there was need for people serve long-distance communication lines. It’s a dangerous job. Public unions defend interests of specialists put their lives at risk. Work required spending time on road, traveling to distant objects. Workers were rarely at home. Holiday was established in 2013, American cities experienced destructive force of Hurricane Sandy: power lines were cut off. Replacement required dedication, quick, precise professional work. 67 thousand employees were involved.

Interesting Facts

In 1968, world heard song «Wichita Lineman». Track took pride place in 200 best songs list, became holiday symbol. Jimmy Webb was driving through Oklahoma, noticed lineman. Image inspired musician to create song. Man on pole has become a symbol of honest work and… loneliness.

  1. Safety is top priority. Service employees use special clothing, equipment allowing to protect during work process, priority area.
  2. To become professional line worker, need to complete 4-year training course.
  3. Linemen are brave; provide population of towns, villages with necessary electricity. They are not afraid of suffering from powerful electric shock, heights.

This is worthy of respect, honor. They work seven days a week for society benefit. There are congratulations on professional holiday!

When National Lineman Appreciation Day celebrated in 2022?

National Lineman Appreciation Day is observed on April 18 each year.