2020 Climbing for Lost Linemen – Honoring the Fallen

Climbing for Lost Linemen
NEW DATE: August 15th,
6-9 pm
555 Foster Ave.
Freeland, PA

*Due to Covid-19 and the limitation on number of participants at an event, the NSUJL has POSTPONED Climbing for Lost Linemen until August 15th at 6PM. The event will now be held at the new NSUJL grounds. This location is 555 Foster Ave., Freeland PA (5 minutes from the White Haven exit on Rte. 80).

There will be proper safety procedures in place, and we ask that each honoree only have 5 people in attendance in order to make sure we can accomodate everyone while following the state guidelines. Please email rae@nsujl.org to confirm attendance.

Each June, on the eve of their annual Rodeo, NSUJL and Climbing For Lost Linemen hold a ceremony honoring all brothers who lost their lives on the line during the prior 12 months.

The ceremony takes place at dusk and is a tribute that cannot be described in words – but by the chills and tears on the faces of our fellow brothers and sisters. A lantern is raised with each fallen brother’s name etched on it, as a brother climbs the pole to hang it and light the candle within. A moment of silence then takes place in the honoree’s memory. This event is by far the most symbolic of all we do, and why we do it.

If you would like to honor a fallen lineman please download and mail in the 2020 Honoree Form.

At the conclusion of the Rodeo, Lanterns are then given and/or mailed to the families of those honored.

Download the 2020 Honoree Form Here

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