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Sep 30, 2012 - A Tragedy of Epic Proportions

Do you remember where you were on April 19, 1995? Seventeen years ago, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was destroyed by a car bomb at 9:02 a.m. (local time). 168 people were killed that day, 19 of them children. Most of us heard this tragic news on TV and sat glued to it or the radio wondering what in the world had happened. Seeing the pictures on the screen, none of us could imagine what the devastation was like. And it was some time before we learned that it was a terrorist attack committed by someone from our own country. Search...

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Aug 24, 2009 - Oklahoma City Memorial, Oklahoma City, OK

DATE: Aug 24, 2009 FROM: Oklahoma City KOA, Choctaw, OK TO: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma MILES: 12 Visited the Oklahoma City Memorial, erected after the bombing of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995 by Timothy McVeigh. Very beautiful, peaceful, and somber memorial on the site of the bombing that killed 168 people. How one man, born and raised in this country could have that much evil in his heart and let it manifest into the killing of so many innocent people… I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Notice the two sizes of...

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Jul 16, 2009 - Boring

What can I say about today? It was boring. We drove from Amarillo to Oklahoma City. When we got to the campground we changed quickly and went to the pool. It was hot. When we got out of the pool and headed back to the camper, strong wind gusts hit us. What we had fail to realize while in the indoor pool is a bad storm was approaching. Now being the fact we were in Oklahoma, we feared the worse and quickly got changed and locked our camper. The girls went back into the pool building as it was one of the sotrm shelters. I, on the other hand,...

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Jul 20, 2007 - Oklahoma City, OK

Stopped in Oklahoma City. Reminded me of Chicago a little. The City is actually a pretty nice size-we were surprised. Drove into the middle of city to the site of the Oklahoma City Bombing. They have a memorial maintained by the National Park Service (believe it or not). Very sad--168 people were killed at the site---many children who were at the daycare center in the building. Who can't remember when this happened and that chilling photo of the fireman carrying a lifeless child which was on the cover of the newspapers back in April 1995?...

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May 23, 2007 - Oklahoma City visit

What a great city and they have the transportation situation set up just like I like it. The "Spirit of Oklahoma" trolleys run from the parking lots all over town. For us seniors, that means 1 thin dime gets us around town. Wow, we parked at the lot for the Myriad Botanical Gardens which is in the center of town, just off the freeway, and parking is free if you visit the gardens so we added that on to our tour. First stop was a trolley ride to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and museum. It is an amazing place to visit,it is still so...

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