Twenty-five years ago Timothy McVeigh’s bomb ripped the front off the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 innocent men, women, and children. Oklahoma City was and always will be my hometown even though I now live elsewhere, and I took the bombing very personally.
“We come here to remember those who were killed,
those who survived, and those changed forever.
May all who leave here know the impact of violence.
May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.”