Monday, April 19, 2010

Remembering Oklahoma City

It's been 15 years since a twisted little man bombed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, ripping 168 souls from this life and wounding 680 more.  Of the 168 murdered, 19 were children under the age of 6.

Today, we remember the innocent victims of this atrocity. 

We also give thanks for the brave policemen, firefighters, and medical personnel who responded to the unthinkable.


  1. I get choked up every time I look at the photograph of the firefighter carrying the tiny child.

  2. If I'd seen this before, I would not have posted the silly cooking thread above.

    It shows that villains are villains no matter what their race, religion or sick 'reasoning'.

  3. The picture reminds me of the Michael Yon shot of an American soldier cradling the blood-soaked body of a small child after the roadside bombing that killed many children who had run to greet the army patrol.

    The same kind of illness on the part of the perpetrators, and the same sorrow on the face of the man who was unable to prevent it.

  4. Yes lady red, that photo needs no words. Thanks for this post.

  5. "I get choked up every time I look at the photograph of the firefighter carrying the tiny child."

    That's exactly what I was going to post.

    God rest their souls.

  6. When the explosion occurred and details were learned, those of us working in the P V McNamara Building, Detroit, we were both horrified and relieved. A conflict of emotions.

    Relieved because of the chance that it could easily have been us, given the close proximity of the Terry Nichols family farm, where they experimented with explosives.

    My office, at that time, overlooked Michigan Avenue, directly over the child day care center 6 floors below. Only 9/11/2001, followed by 9/21/2001 were worse.