Monday, April 18, 2005

It has been that long....

The Bombing

On April 19, 1995, around 9:03 a.m., just after parents dropped their children off at day care at the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, the unthinkable happened.

the Murrah building after 

A massive bomb inside a rental truck exploded, blowing half of the nine-story building into oblivion.

A stunned nation watched as the bodies of men, women, and children were pulled from the rubble for nearly two weeks.

                                  Oklahoma City National Memorial

When the smoke cleared and the exhausted rescue workers packed up and left, 168 people were dead in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. (Until September 11, 2001) 

                               Oklahoma City National Memorial

It's been 10 years ago, tomorrow, since we were shocked by this tragedy.... can you believe it's been that long?  I suppose if you lost a loved one here-it feels much, much longer.

Of course, the two people responsible were caught, one (McVeigh) executed, the other (Nichols) serving a life sentence.

Doesn't make it any easier.

I just can't help thinking those babies who died that day would be pre-teens today..... 

Cat

PS~Did you guys notice that around 9:00 am seems to be a really bad time for our country when it comes to attacks? 

 

Images from here.

10 comments:

djzgirl71 said...

Thanks for reminding me Cat I had forgotten.

Love You dear,
Stacy

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mum24boyz said...

Will never forget..I was so upset by that, didn't watch the news for years..was so heartbroken over it, it remained the worst memory I have of history..until 9/11..So sad.

Robyn

emeraldcalf said...

That really was a sad day. Ironically, I was reading an article in Good Housekeeping today. It was an interview of people directly affected by this horrible tragedy.

~Heather

thelovetrain said...

That kind of horror, is nearly unimaginable to me. I've never experienced anything like that, and hope that I never do.

One just never knows when or where, though (no, I haven't correlated 'timing').

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sarajanesmiles said...

Brings tears to my eyes still 10 years later, so sad.
Sara   x

vernae69 said...

Really makes you wonder, about the time and all.  What time did david Koresh (SP)  blow up his compound??  Maybe you should research that, for me :)~

I did notice something odd, every night at 9:11 there's a commercial...I know this because commercials prompt me to check the time, it's really really weird.

gaboatman said...

Cat
Thanks for the nice welcome comment in my new journal.  I have been a reader of yours for many months now and you are already in my alerts.
Sam

sieblonde said...

10 years.  I don't know where the time goes anymore.  

redbaranjj said...

I can't believe it's been that long already.  At times, the tragedies seem just like yesterday....
And for those families...it's hard to imagine if it gets any easier for them as time passes....

*hugs*

quartrlyfecrysis said...

they get us during rush hour!

very sad though, very.

xoxo~B