Four local citizens will attend a national memorial ceremony Thursday in honor of the four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents killed Feb. 28 at Mount Carmel.

Pamela Brewer, Kay Trautschold, Ceji Ashby and Bubbie Thrash will attend the 3 p.m. public ceremony in Washington, D.C., at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Brewer and Trautschold, co-founders of the Community ATF Memorial Scholarship Fund, will attend at the invitation of ATF Director Stephen E. Higgins.

Ashby and Thrash, co-organizers of the support group Allies Thru Friends, will attend at the invitation of David Troy, chief of ATF intelligence.

Allies Thru Friends is a community support program organized after the initial raid.

Scholarships from the fund will be awarded to students entering McLennan Community College in the field of criminal justice.

Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part 2 appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.

Federal officials left the compound site in late May 1993. As identifications of bodies continued, questions about the survivors, the compound and the cult itself began to emerge.

As the world began to take a critical look back at the events and legal proceedings continue, the ATF's bombshell report forces a shakeup at the top after the raid gone "tragically wrong."

In 1994, the surviving Davidians went on trial in San Antonio. Over six weeks, more than 140 witnesses testified, with the verdict coming just two days prior to the anniversary of the ATF raid.

The Rodenville shootout and the 1988 trial, the end of the world in 1959 and more stories from deep in the Trib archives.