IBEW Local 26 members honored the memory of all veterans on Sunday by helping wash the walls of both the Vietnam and Korean war memorials in preparation for tomorrow’s July 4 independence celebration. “Members brought their children and grandparents in recognition of the generational ties that connect us in hope and sacrifice for our country,” said Local 26’s Linda Lawrence. The IBEW Local 26 V-ToP (Virginia Team on Politics) turned out an estimated 70 Local 26 members “to honor the family and veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve the ideals of freedom and democracy,” Lawrence added. Local 26 contractor Chesapeake/Aldridge Electric supported the volunteers. Local 26 V-ToP plans to sponsor two additional wall washings later this year.
photo by Kim Listman/IBEW 26