On Thursday, the Missouri Department of Transportation, or MoDOT, began its annual Day of Remembrance ceremony at the Macon Regional Office.
Families, MoDOT workers and those who wished to pay their respects gathered Thursday afternoon to remember those who lost their lives while carrying out their duties at MoDOT.
KTVO spoke to Helen Scott whose cousin, Elmer Lene, is recognized at the memorial. She said this is a great day to get together and remember him. â??He was a fun loving guy,â?? Scott said. â??He died way too young. He and my brother were like brothers. They did everything together.â??
MoDOT in Macon has a memorial for those who lost their lives while on duty, but Thursday's ceremony was the first of its kind. MoDot will now hold rememberance ceremonies across the state annually on September 19.
Those who lost their lives in service to the district:
William A. Walker- 1954
Elyod Doyle- 1957
Joe W. Houston- 1959
E.E. Baker- 1960
Elmer L. Lene- 1976
Larry E. Graves- 1987
Randy Musterman- 1987
George Pfeifer- 1994