I was in my 4th grade on April 19th 1995 at 9:02 AM. I believe we working on an art project. I remember my teacher (student teacher to be exact) crying. At the time I didn’t know what was happening. Later, at home and with the days that followed I slowly began to “somewhat” understand. As much as my 8-year-old brain could process, that something bad had happened.
It was the Oklahoma City Bombing in downtown Oklahoma City. A turning point in our state’s history. The biggest terrorist attack on American soil until 9/11.
As a community – as state – as a nation even, we pulled together and we overcame. To this day we are still overcoming but I believe we are stronger than we once were.
We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.® via
We will never forget. Visit the official website here. Take a minute today to honor those who were killed, injured, and those who risked their own lives to help others 17 years ago today.