LETTER: Celebrate linemen

Dear Editor:

Missed birthdays, belated Christmases, late nights, missed sporting events are all a part of a lineman’s life. Linemen know they will miss these family moments but the dedication they have to their communities, not only for their regular scheduled workdays but all these extra times, is what deserves recognition. They work in many conditions many of us cannot even fathom being out in and sometimes are out working days at a time. Linemen work with thousands of volts of electricity high atop power poles 24 hours a day, 360 days a year to keep electricity flowing for all of their communities.

My husband Paul works for the city of McCleary and I don’t think most people realize in this small community of having only 1 power crew the true commitment that he and his crew give to the town we live in. The whole power crew is dedicated to their job and this community and this is something they deserve to be recognized on this National Lineman Day. Thank you to our hometown crew for all that you do for this community and sacrifices you have all made in your career.

Please take a moment to thank your local linemen/power crew. We appreciate the job that you all do. Your dedication does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Cindy Nott