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We Remember: FHWA Oklahoma City Memorial Page

We Remember

In the autumn of
1995, the Federal Highway
Administration planted 11 redbud
trees on this site to commemorate
the lives of 11 FHWA family members.
Our colleagues and 157 others died
when a terrorist's bomb destroyed
the Alfred P. Murrah Building in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on
April 19, 1995. These trees are
a living tribute to these
dedicated public

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

sketch portrait of Lucio Aleman, Jr.Lucio Aleman, Jr. sketch portrait of Mark A. BolteMark A. Bolte sketch portrait of Michael J. CarrilloMichael J. Carrillo sketch portrait of Larry J. JonesLarry J. Jones
sketch portrait of James K. MartinJames K. Martin sketch portrait of Jerry L. ParkerJerry L. Parker sketch portrait of Michelle A. ReederMichelle A.
sketch portrait of Rick L. TomlinRick L. Tomlin
sketch portrait of Johnny A. WadeJohnny A. Wade sketch portrait of Ronota A. WoodbridgeRonota A. Woodbridge sketch portrait of John A. YoungbloodJohn A. Youngblood

April 19, 1995. It should have been an ordinary day.

9:02 a.m. Our country and our lives changed forever. The Federal Highway Administration family remembers our loved ones and their families. Most especially, we honor those whose strength and commitment were undeterred in their continued service to the American People.


April 19th marks the anniversary of a painful moment in our history. On that date in 1995, we lost 11 valued employees. Please take a moment for silent reflection on April 19th at 9:02 a.m., Central Daylight Time, to think of those we lost, those who survived, and those who continue to serve our partners and customers in Oklahoma. Also, please keep their families and other loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

One way we can continue to support the families of the employees we lost is through the Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA) Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)/Okalahoma City (OKC) Memorial and Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in making a contribution, you can make your check payable to FEEA DOT/FHWA/FMCSA-OKC Memorial Fund and send it to:

    Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund
    3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 300
    Lakewood, CO 80227

The fund was established specifically for the FHWA and FMCSA employees and their families. There is an advisory board consisting of the DOT, FHWA, and FMCSA employees that prioritizes and directs financial assistance to the areas of greatest need. Funds sent to FEEA are used to help pay the college costs of the FHWA and FMCSA children who lost a parent in the bombing.

Thank you for continuing to remember and honor those individuals who were lost and the strength and perseverance of those they left behind. We will always remember.

Bridge Named for Oklahoma Disaster Victim, November 1999

Memorial Grove Decorated with Lights for the Holidays, December 1999

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

Oklahoma City National Memorial

The Oklahoma redbud grove is located at the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia.
To learn more about the memorial tree grove, read "A Living Memorial", Public Roads On-Line, Winter 1996.