FHWA/FMCSA remembers Oklahoma City victims

| 4/16/2004

In the autumn of 1995, the Federal Highway Administration planted 11 redbud trees at the site of the Alfred P. Murrah Building to commemorate the lives of 11 workers who along with 157 others died when a terrorist's truck bomb destroyed the facility April 19, 1995.

As the ninth anniversary of that event nears, FHWA Administrator Mary Peters and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Annette Sandberg asked Americans to take a moment for silent reflection on Monday, April 19, at 9:02 a.m. CDT.

“Also, please take a moment to think about those whose lives have been changed forever, the families of the employees killed in the blast. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers,” a statement said.

If you are interested in making a contribution, you can make your check payable to:


Send donations to:

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

8441 W. Bowles Ave., Suite 200

Littleton, CO 80123-3245

The fund was established specifically for the FHWA and FMCSA employees and their families. The funds will be used to help pay the college costs of FHWA and FMCSA children who lost a parent in the bombing.

The victims included:

  • Lucio Aleman Jr.
  • Mark A. Bolte
  • Michael J. Carrillo
  • Larry J. Jones
  • James K. Martin
  • Jerry L. Parker
  • Michelle A. Reeder
  • Rick L. Tomlin
  • Johnny A. Wade
  • Ronota A. Woodbridge
  • John A. Youngblood