National Work Zone Memorial

National Work Zone
Memorial Host Schedule

2021 DATES

Sept. 28-30, 2021

The Utility Expo

Louisville, Ky.


2022 DATES

Jan. 20-21, 2022

FTBA 2022 Construction Conference

Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Fla.

Host: Florida Transportation Builders' Association

Feb. 11-15, 2022

ATSSA's Convention & Traffic Expo

Tampa, Fla.

Booth #927

April 11-15, 2022

National Work Zone Awareness Week


Host: Virginia DOT

April 28, 2022

Caltrans Fallen Workers Memorial

Sacramento, Calif.

Dates in 2021 and 2022 are still available. Host today, complete the Traveling Host Application Form or the Virtual Memorial Request.

It was obvious to me after seeing the family of Brandyn Spychalski first walk up to the Memorial [during the National Work Zone Awareness Week 2021 kickoff event] what the actual impact was. ... I have received numerous phone calls from family members of fallen workers from previous years wanting to know if their loved one’s names have been placed on the Memorial and if we can get [it] here for them to visit.
- Chuck Bergmann, Michigan DOT

National Work Zone Memorial

Toward Zero Names

The Foundation offers the National Work Zone Memorial honoring lives lost in work zones to help make fatalities “real” to policy makers and drivers.

The new design of the traveling National Work Zone Memorial was unveiled in February 2017. Originally unveiled in April 2002, “The National Work Zone Memorial - Respect and Remembrance: Reflections of Life on the Road” program is a living tribute to the memory of lives lost in work zones.

The traditional Memorial travels to communities cross-country, year-round to raise public awareness of the need to respect and stay safe in America’s roadway work zones. A virtual National Work Zone Memorial is also available for meetings and events.

See some of the faces of the Memorial:

Host the Memorial

The National Work Zone Memorial is available to anyone interested in increasing roadway safety awareness. The Foundation encourages ATSSA members, ATSSA chapters, state DOTs and industry leaders to host the Memorial at your next event. The new virtual Memorial is now available for use at no cost.

For 2021, ATSSA in partnership with The Foundation have agreed to cover the hosting fee for up to five public agencies to host the traveling National Work Zone Memorial. The agencies must be holding a media event in 2021 and not previously hosted the Memorial.

Submit a Name for the Memorial

The Memorial, inscribed with more than 1,500 names, honors those who died in work zones, including work zone workers, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement officers, public safety officials (i.e., firefighters and paramedics) and children.

View this short video to learn more about volunteering your time from home to help identify
names to be included on The Memorial. 
Your time and effort will help families and friends honor their loved ones on this traveling memorial tribute.

National Work Zone Memorial

Traveling Memorial

The traditional traveling National Work Zone Memorial is available to be shipped directly to you or your event location for display.

The traveling Memorial goes to communities across the country throughout the year and can be utilized in a variety of ways:

  • Use it as a backdrop during a roadway safety industry event.
  • Invite families that have lost someone to view the Memorial and share their stories.
  • Display it at local press events or display at state welcome centers.
  • Host at state advocacy days.

Virtual Memorial

View a preview of the new virtual National Work Zone Memorial. The full video link will be provided for your event and can be displayed on a video monitor, during a presentation, etc.

The virtual Memorial was created for times when the traveling Memorial is not available or when meetings cannot be held in person. The 30-minute video can be played:

  • During meeting breaks or lunch periods.
  • As attendees wait for a meeting to begin.
  • In a booth at a trade show.
  • On a monitor at a roadway industry event.

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. The Foundation’s tax identification number is 62-1384292.

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Promoting roadway safety through charitable giving and public awareness

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (The Foundation) works to make zero deaths a reality by offering charitable programs, events, and spreading the word through public awareness. Toward Zero Deaths. Toward Zero Scholarships. Toward Zero Names.


The Foundation is the charitable arm of ATSSA.

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