May is Military Appreciation Month
Service. Mission. Country. These three words describe our nation’s veterans. They also succinctly describe our core cooperative culture.
While veterans are innately motivated to serve, in a similar vein, electric cooperatives are guided by foundational principles that put our community first. After all, co-ops were founded to bring electricity to rural areas where there was none. In doing so, co-ops powered local economies and helped them to thrive. We believe this close connection to an essential mission is why so many veterans work in the utility industry and why they are such a great fit for us.
Today’s veterans are highly skilled because everyone who joins the military is either trained in a tech career field or exposed to advanced technology during their years of service. Many veterans have skills in advanced disciplines such as engineering, electronics or mechanics, which are all beneficial for the utility industry.
Working for an electric co-op is more than a job. There is a clear mission in the work –– to help our members and the community. When we work so closely with the community, we can’t help but feel a sense of commitment and responsibility to our members. It’s like the sense of duty and responsibility that our veterans experience in the military. They feel a deep, personal responsibility and commitment to their co-op team members and to the members we serve.
At Clay County Electric, we are grateful to have veterans within our ranks, and we are proud to honor them and their families within our community.
May is Military Appreciation Month, and we hope you’ll join us in recognizing the sacrifices veterans have made to our great country –– and the many contributions they continue to make to our wonderful community. Veterans, we salute you!