Wake Forest, NC— The U.S. Senate passed a resolution late Tuesday night honoring linemen for their work in keeping the power on and designated April 18, 2013 as ‘National Lineman Appreciation Day.’

The bill, introduced last week by Sens. Isakson (R-GA) and Bennet (D-CO), moved quickly and was passed by unanimous consent, including support from N.C. Sens. Richard Burr (R) and Kay Hagan (D). It serves two main purposes – it “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.” North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives collectively employ
1,400 linemen.

Today, on National Lineman Appreciation Day as designated by the U.S. Senate, Wake Electric asks its members to thank the linemen they see, whether they’re working near your home, or you see them at a local restaurant, church or school event. We thank them for their hard work and commitment to keeping the power on in our community.”

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