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DREMC linemen appreciation day is April 13

Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:04 am

America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

On April 13, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) will honor the hard working men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on.

We proudly recognize all electric linemen for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.

“Electric linemen do not often receive the recognition they deserve,” said DREMC President/CEO Michael Watson. “They work all hours of the day, often in hazardous conditions far from their families, going above and beyond to restore power to their communities. Our linemen, as well as linemen from across the nation, truly deserve this special day of recognition.”

To honor the DREMC linemen, each district office will have an internal Lineman Appreciation Day breakfast or lunch on April 13. Cards are at the local offices for members to sign in appreciation of the DREMC linemen. The cards will be presented at each district. During the month of March, DREMC held a Lineman Appreciation Day Art Contest for students. The artwork will be given to the linemen to hang in their break rooms.

The full text of the resolution, which the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board adopted unanimously, follows:

“Whereas linemen leave their families and put their lives on the line every day to keep the power on; Whereas linemen work 365 days a year under dangerous conditions to build, maintain and repair the electric infrastructure; Whereas linemen are the first responders of the electric cooperative family, getting power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents; and Whereas there would be no electric cooperatives without the brave men and women who comprise our corps of linemen;

Therefore be it resolved that NRECA recognize the Second Monday of April of each year as National Lineman Appreciation Day and make available to electric cooperatives, materials and support to recognize the contributions of these valuable men and women to America’s Electric Cooperatives.”

DREMC invites members to take a moment to thank a lineman for the work they do. Use #ThankaLinemanTN to show your support for the men and women who light our lives.

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