On April 19, 1995, a truck-bomb explosion outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left 168 people dead and hundreds more injured. The blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who in 2001 was executed for his crimes. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols received life in prison. Until September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack to take place on U.S. soil.
At 9:02 a.m., a rental truck packed with explosives detonated in front of the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. The powerful explosion blew off the building’s north wall. Emergency crews raced to Oklahoma from across the country, and when the rescue effort finally ended two weeks later the death toll stood at 168 people, including 19 young children who were in the building’s day care center at the time of the blast. More than 650 other people were injured in the bombing, which damaged or destroyed more than 300 buildings in the immediate area.....
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On this day twenty years ago, America was witness to the face of evil, the devastation of terrorism - on home soil.
In the years since that terrible day, much has been written, and today the msm is reporting on Memorial events.
All the conspiracy theorists, and the talking head experts are rehashing the reasons behind it all, and lessons learned. (Apparently we haven't learned much at all, and I am reminded: those who refuse to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
Be that as it may, for me, the most important to remember is those we lost. Those innocents killed that day - whose ages ranged from 3 months to 67 years old - MUST be remembered.
Today, I urge all to pause, read the list, stop at each name, and imagine these lives cuts short. These lives matter.