Tuesday, April 19, 2011

16 Years Ago Today

Where were you and what were you doing 16 years ago this morning? We were living in Shreveport and this was Hubs last week of working before his retirement. Our twin daughters lived in OKC and  were able to call us within minutes to tell us they were safe. It was impossible to get calls through after that for several days due to overloaded phone circuits.
Can any of us ever forget this picture?

168 innocent people, men, women and children lost their lives that day and families were changed forever. Today that place where the Murrah Building stood, is now the Oklahoma National Memorial. Its a beautiful restful place memorializing  those lives  lost. The city has done a fantastic job of  building this Memorial as testimony of a senseless tragedy of man's inhumanity to man.

If you ever have a chance to visit the Museum and Memorial, please do so. It typifies that Hope can survive in the face of political terrorism and that no matter if we get knocked down, this country will rise up and survive.

Have a great day and remember those who lost loved ones 16 years ago today.

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