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:
FEEA DOT/FHWA/FMCSA-OKC Memorial
Send donations to:
Federal Employee Education and
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