Saturday, April 19, 2014

#ForeverChanged 19 Years Ago Today

April 19, 1995. A day we will never forget. A day we as individuals, a. state, a nation were #ForeverChanged.

Today, 19 years later my children set foot on the now sacred soil that was once the home of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The area where 168 lives were tragically taken from their families and friends on that April morning. The largest domestic terrorist attack ever on American soil. 

My children learned a piece of Oklahoma/American history today. Today will be a day they will not forget. 

The Survivor Tree reflecting beautifully in the Reflecting Pool. 

Miss K  and B in front of the 9:01 Gate of Time. The minute before it all happened. The minute before innocence was taken.

Miss K writing a chalk message in the Children's Area. 

The Field of Empty Chairs. One for each victim. Today a fresh rose on each chair, except one. I am not sure why that was, but we contributed to see that the chair was decorated.

The Journal Record Building is now the Oklahoma City National Museum. It was severely damaged in the bombing. It is currently undergoing a huge renovation to prepare for the 20th anniversary.

April 19th, #ForeverChanged. 

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