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Nov 2, 2021

From the frontlines to the power lines – CO-OPS CELEBRATE VETERANS

Electric co-ops have long had a special affinity for veterans. Perhaps because they are both so closely aligned in outlook, focusing on service, mission and country. Maybe it’s because a disproportionate number of veterans come from rural communities and return to their hometowns following active duty. Or, maybe it’s due to the shared work ethic of teamwork, cooperation and a “get it done” attitude. Most likely, it is all of the above.

We are not alone in our efforts to honor and serve veterans on Veterans Day and every day. As part of our national network of electric cooperatives, spanning 47 states and covering 75 percent of the nation’s landmass, there are countless programs that our family of co-ops has initiated.

At the national level, we support the “Serve our Co-ops; Serve Our Country” program, a nationwide initiative aimed at employing and honoring veterans, military service members and their spouses. This program came with a great vision of forming a national coalition with the shared goal of hiring veterans into co-op jobs across rural and suburban America and setting them up for success in their local communities.

From the frontlines to power lines, electric cooperatives are supporting veterans of all ages, ranks and branches of the military.

Petit Jean Electric Cooperative offices will be closed November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

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