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#1 Delmar ONLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Wife and I and her sister and one of my twin sons went to Oklahoma City this past weekend to get together with the other twin son and his wife for the twin's  birthday.  We had a good time visiting and taking them out for dinner, etc. 

 

Today before we came back to Kansas City we all went to downtown Oklahoma City to see the memorial for the victims of the horrific bombing of the federal building on April 19, 1995.  It was a very humbling experience.  What began as a nice spring day for them ended in terrible tragedy that killed 163 people, 15 of which were children...

 

It is so hard to fathom that any sane person would want to harm anyone this way. I won't mention the bomber's name, it is not worth mentioning.  I am glad that he was found guilty in court and was put to death.  

 

 It moved all of us deeply. so much for me that I had to say something here.    Thanks for listening.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 12:39 AM

We live in troubled times like never before God rest their souls
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 05:58 AM

It's unfathomable that someone could do this especially to children , I understand your feelings, my wife ,daughter and I where in Newtown CT this spring, wasn't planned , we were on a mini vacation ,tractor buying excursion and then they we where, driving thru...very emotional, I looked at our six year old , no way imagining how those many parents are coping... so very sad. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 08:20 AM

I remember seeing this on TV when I was a kid.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 08:25 AM

I remember seeing this on TV when I was a kid.

Yep, remember that day well!


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:11 AM

But the the powers to be say it was the gun that did that, not the person.   BS ! :firejumper:   :shoot2:   :shoot2:


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 12:52 PM

If you want something chilling to read, go to the wikipiedia and read about the events.

 

It's a terrible read.  Seeing this topic prompted me to read a little.  I was 11 in 1995.  As I said I remember seeing it on TV but that's about all I could recall.  As a child the events don't really enter your thought process much. 

 

Reading about it now hits me in a completely different way...


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:24 PM

If you want something chilling to read, go to the wikipiedia and read about the events.

 

It's a terrible read.  Seeing this topic prompted me to read a little.  I was 11 in 1995.  As I said I remember seeing it on TV but that's about all I could recall.  As a child the events don't really enter your thought process much. 

 

Reading about it now hits me in a completely different way...

Yes and as a child you should not have to process such evil. It is even inconceivable for those of us who were adults when things like Oklahoma City and the Twin Towers come about, I just with those who can stop these things on our soil would wake up!






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