Sisters and Brothers,
Tomorrow, July 10, 2021, we will celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day. Our nation's lineworkers put their lives on the line every day to ensure the delivery of safe and reliable power to keep our economy running. When storms or other natural disasters strike, our lineworkers always answer the call to restore power safely and quickly, often traveling long distances and working in hazardous conditions. We are grateful that they sacrifice time with their families to help us and our communities in our times of need.
July 10, 2021 marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Henry Miller, the first President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Henry Miller was killed in the line of duty, as the head lineman for Potomac Light and Power Company, while trying to restore electricity in the Cleveland Park area of Washington, DC.
Joining us in support for our nation's lineworkers are elected lawmakers in Congress. Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), and David McKinley (R-WV) will be introducing resolutions in the House, and Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and John Barrasso (R-WY) will do the same in the Senate. These resolutions recognize July 10, 2021, as Journeyman Lineworkers Recognition Day.
Please take a moment to thank a lineworker for their hard work.