April 19, 2011

In Remembrance of the 16th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing

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Sixteen years ago, on April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed, killing 168 public servants. HUD lost 35 of its own on that terrible day–amazing and vital lives cut short by an act of terrorism.

Fifty HUD employees survived, along with employees from other federal agencies. Their commitment to work together to improve their community is as strong as ever and the strength they demonstrate stand as a testament to our nation’s resilient character.

On this day of commemoration, we should all pause to honor those that lost their lives, and offer a special prayer for their families. We will never forget their contributions to HUD and to our great nation.

HUD Employees Lost in the April 19, 1995 Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City

Ted Allen                             Judy Fisher                                  Antonio Reyes                   Diane Althouse
Linda Florence                 Lanny Scroggins                         Peter Avilanoza                 Colleen Guiles
Leora Lee Sells                 Andrea Blanton                           Gene Hodges, Jr.               John Stewart
Paul Broxterman             George Howard                            Jules Valdez                       David Burkett
Ann Kreymborg              John Karl Van Ess, III             Donald Burns, Sr.               Teresa Lauderdale
David Walker                    Kimberly Clark                           James McCarthy                 Michael Weaver
Kim Cousins                      Betsy McGonnell                      Jo Ann Whittenberg            Diana Day
Trish Nix                            Frances Williams                     Castine Deveroux                  Terry Smith Rees
Clarence Wilson              Susan J. Ferrell                         Mary Rentie                            Diana Day

4 Responses to In Remembrance of the 16th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing

  1. I would like to know what the “scam of the day” is. My husband is a senior citizen and watches a lot of TV. He hears about a lot of things that look good, but I then have to inform him they are scams.
    I think it is a good idea to add to our information pool! Thanks.

    • I remember where I was when OK City was bombed…just like the 9/11 bombings. I had actually been speaking with one of the gentlemen at the HUD office there early in the morning. It was a tragic way to receive a wake up call. So many innocent, good people.

  2. I am happy to live in a HUD-subsidized supportive-housing apartment building. It is conveniently located near the center of Hartford, well-maintained, and highly secure!
    –Mr. Ālani Willett

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