Monday, April 19, 2010

Where Were You...

Where were you on September 11, 2001?
What about when JFK was shot?
Or when Elvis Presley died?

There are certain events that will be forever etched in our memories...

April 19, 1995

I have lived in Oklahoma off and on most of my life. April 1995 was an "off". We we living in Aurora, CO, and my parents were managing a mobile home park. It was "Take Your Daughter To Work Day" so I was helping out in my mom's office. Vacuuming actually... She received a phone call from my grandfather. He wanted us to know that there had been an explosion in downtown Oklahoma City. We had family members who worked in that area or had regular business there and he hadn't heard from them yet but he would let us know when he did.

That explosion was actually a bombing - The Oklahoma City Bombing - and until September 11, 2001, it was the deadliest act of terrorism on American soil.

If you've never been to The Oklahoma City National Memorial, I highly encourage it.

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of that tragic event. 168 men, women, and children lost their lives because of this senseless act.

Honor them.

Remember them.

Where were you on April 19, 1995?