Today is the fifteenth anniversary of of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah federal building bombing. 168 people died, 680 were injured and $652 million in damage was done. I’m taking a moment to remember those who were affected by bombing, and to reflect on the consequences of hatred, intolerance, and the belief that violence is the solution to our country’s problems.
Aerial view of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. photo source
From Wikipedia: On the south end of the memorial is a field of symbolic bronze and stone chairs—one for each person lost, arranged according to what floor of the building they were on. The chairs represent the empty chairs at the dinner tables of the victims’ families. The seats of the children killed are smaller than those of the adults lost. photo source