National Lineman Appreciation Day - April 18
Tue, Apr 18, 2023

National Lineman Appreciation Day

People do not think about who provides civilization with the benefits of a comfortable life in a house where there are light, electric appliances, and the Internet. Time to think about it on April 18, National Lineman Appreciation Day. Congratulate these secret heroes. Our well-being, convenience, and safety depend on the work of these people.

The History

In the middle of the XIX century, the telegraph appeared, and there was a need for people servicing long-distance communication lines. It is a dangerous job. Public unions defend the interests of these specialists who put their lives at risk. The work required spending a lot of time on the road, and workers were rarely home. The holiday was established in 2013, after American cities experienced the destructive force of hurricane Sandy: power lines were cut off. Replacement required dedication, and quick, precise, professional work. 67 thousand workers were involved.

Interesting Facts

In 1968, the world heard the song Wichita Lineman. The track took pride of place in the 200 best songs list and became a holiday symbol. Jimmy Webb was driving through Oklahoma and noticed a lineman. This image inspired the musician. The man on the pole has become a symbol of honest work and loneliness.

  1. Safety is a top priority. Service employees use special clothing and protective equipment.
  2. To become a professional line worker, you need to complete a 4-year training course.
  3. Linemen are brave; they provide the population of towns and villages with the necessary electricity. They are not afraid of suffering from powerful electric shocks, or heights.

They are worthy of respect and honor. They work seven days a week for society’s benefit. Congratulate them on this professional holiday!

When National Lineman Appreciation Day celebrated in 2023?

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

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday April 18 2023
Thursday April 18 2024
Friday April 18 2025