Missouri Workers' Memorial Day Recap
Every year, the Missouri Department of Labor pays tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on the job by coming together in our state’s capital with families, friends, colleagues, and legislators.
This year’s Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony was held at noon on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in the Capitol Rotunda. Nationwide, these workers are remembered April 28, Workers' Memorial Day.
The Department plans to commission a memorial to remember Missouri’s fallen workforce and the importance of workplace safety. However, until enough funds are made available in the Workers’ Memorial Fund to build a physical memorial, a video featuring messages from family members is made to create a virtual memorial to honor the Missouri men and women who went to work and never returned. The 2014 video memorial will be available to the families online. You can see photos from the ceremony here.
"He was a loving, gentle man that cared for and loved everyone he knew," said one Missouri wife about her husband. “He is greatly missed by his wife and many other family and friends.”The Workers’ Memorial Fund was established to create a permanent memorial for all workers who suffered a job-related death or injuries that resulted in a permanent disability while on the job in Missouri. The memorial will be located on the grounds of the state capitol. Contributions and requests for information may be made at any time to: Workers’ Memorial Fund, ATTN: Office of Administration, 301 West High Street, Room 570, Jefferson City, MO 65101, or by visiting State of Missouri Workers' Memorial Trust Fund.