Tuesday, July 10, 2018
On July 10th we celebrated Lineman Appreciation Day. This is the day that we recognize the hard and dangerous work that our lineman do to keep the power on. Through wind, rain, lightening and snow, through blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes, these men and women work hard every day for our community. Thank you for your hard work every day.
July 10 is Linemen Appreciation Day, a moment to celebrate the men and women who keep our country running and memorialize those who have been injured or killed doing their job.
Lineman Appreciation Day has been celebrated on many different days of the year in the last half-decade. The first time Congress designated Linemen Appreciation Day the date was chosen by a nonunion electrical utility executive to coincide with his father's birthday. Neither man was a lineman.
July 10, the anniversary of the death the IBEW's first President, Henry Miller, was first designated Lineman Appreciation Day by the state of California largely as a result of the efforts of Diamond Bar, Calif., Local 47 and Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245.
"We wanted a day with more meaning," said Local 47 Business Manager Pat Lavin, who is also a member of the International Executive Council.