Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 1995

16 years ago today 168 people lost their lives when the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City was attacked by terrorists Timothy McVeigh & Terry Nichols.

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I was in the 10th grade. It was, if I'm able to remember correctly, 2nd or 3rd period Algebra. We walk into the classroom and the tv was turned on to the coverage. We just sat there for the entire hour, and the rest of the day for that matter, watching. Of all the coverage the one thing that stuck out for me at the time was the day care that was in the building. Of the 19 children that were killed in the attack, 15 of them were in the day care center. The attack in OKC doesn't get as much coverage as the September 11, 2001 attack, but please remember them today.

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Unknown said...

I can recall watching this unfold on the TV at work that day, and thinking to myself that this would be my generation's 'Kennedy moment' (as when folks of my mother's generation would always instantly recall where they were when Kennedy was assasinated) sigh, little did any of us imagine at the time what the future would hold in store..however, I always look back to the Oklahoma bombing as 'the beginning' of so many, many terrible things that came afterwards. Thank you, for reminding us not to forget.

Christopher Lee said...

This and the '93 attack on the WTC were the first signs that the world was changing.