Twenty years ago: The Oklahoma City bombing

Oklahoma City Bombing -- Remembering those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever

Remembering
those who were killed, those who survived
and those changed forever

Oklahoma City Bombing
April 19, 1995

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15 comments

    1. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years either. It makes me feel very much older than I am, and yet I remember it like it was yesterday. You don’t forget when something like that happens in your hometown and shakes you in your office five miles away.

      1. That’s right you were right there. I was thousands of miles away but I remember it too like it was yesterday. Just the utter shock of it. It always astounds me how cruel human beings can be to one another.

  1. If it hadn’t been for this insane man, the left would have nothing to talk about. It was awful for sure and so was 9-11 which affected me personally.

    Far more damage has been caused by the left. Just the other day the Washington Post, my local newspaper, ran an article describing how over 1,000 bombs were set off by leftists in the U.S. in the early 1970s. Remember Bernadette Dorn and Bill Ayers?

    1. I’m sorry you felt the need to turn this remembrance into commentary about “the left.” Please remember that 168 people — both liberal and conservative — died that day. And the 19 children were too young to know about politics.

  2. That horrible crime, in addition to killing all those innocents, created an undesirable distance between the public and their government. I worked in a federal building before and after the Oklahoma attack. Before it, people freely came and went to do business with us, our family members visited when necessary without restriction, and we could enter and leave the building with permission from our supervisors at any time without any questions being asked. After the attack everyone (including all employees) had to pass through a security check almost identical to what we now experience prior to boarding a commercial airplane before they could enter the building. After gaining entry, they were allowed only to visit a specific office in the building.

    The loss of free and informal contact between our citizens and their public servants, I believe, has been a more serious matter than it might seem. With it came an undesirable restriction on personal freedom for a large number of people. That is sad, but I don’t mean to imply it is as important as the passing of the Oklahoma attack victims. May they rest in peace.

      1. Oh, sorry – it’s just some “news” guy here was making an odd comparison about what/who was the intended target. Of course ordinary people/Americans are employed by/compose “The Government” – which make the attack just that more horrendous. What were those guys thinking? Only robots and computers were in that building?
        Sorry for not being able to make it more clear

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