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.
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.
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)
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.....
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.