Words cannot express our sincere thanks for the many cards, visits, food, and memorial contributions that we received following the tragic death of our sons, Greg and Chris Wadkins (Topeka, Kan. Local 226). The boys, who worked for Citadel Electrical at Fort Riley, Kan., were killed in an auto accident on March 24, 2009, on their way home from work. Even though they were taken suddenly from us we know they are still happy and together.
When they first struck out to work in other states, this was unsettling to us; however, we soon came to understand and know the meaning of "brotherhood." They had acquired another family, which was their fellow electrical union brothers. The friends and family they soon found during their travels are ones that cannot be replaced. We hope to maintain these friendships for Greg and Chris.
To know that Greg and Chris have touched the hearts and lives of so many people is gratifying to us. We will miss their enthusiasm, dedication to work, their love of life, family and friends. Thank you again for your support. May the electrical union remain strong and supportive.