Today is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
I was a senior in college when the bombing happened and can still remember the first image I saw on TV of the building smoking.
I knew a few folks that worked in the building and am still quite saddened when I think about this tragedy and loss of life.
I visited the bombing site before demolotion and was absolutely overwhelmed with the sites I saw….I can’t imagine the horror that occurred in that building during and after the bombing. The things the rescuers saw cannot even be imagined (and I don’t think I want to try to imagine them).
Even though I spent 4 years in Oklahoma after the bombing (finishing grad school, etc), I never revisited the site. In fact, it took me fifteen years to visit the memorial and was only able to do so because my wife was with me…not sure I would have visited alone.
Here’s a few photos from the visit:
Next time you’re in Oklahoma City, please stop by the Oklahoma City National Memorial and spend a few minutes in this powerful place.