Monday, April 19, 2010

April 19th. Oklahoma City Bombing 15th Anniversary.

No matter where you stand politically,

what happened 15 years ago today was a tragedy and shouldn't have taken place.

I was only 10 years old but the memory is so clear in my mind,

mostly because it's my first memory of wanting to help people I had never met.


I can't imagine what it must have been like.
Living here in Oklahoma City during this tragedy.
As much as I have a love/hate relationship with living in Oklahoma City I feel very attached to it, OKC is very much where I consider my real home to be.
I was in my hometown, 1.5 hours north of OKC, when this took place.
So, I was much more removed than people who grew up here.
But I rememember, as a girl scout, our troop preparing care packages to send to firefighters.
And feeling very upset and confused.
Just wondering how someone could harm so many innocent people...
...in the name of any cause.
My 10 year old mind just couldn't wrap around that concept.
It still doesn't really.

-Angela

ps. Sorry for the lack of posts. I am working on a redesign of the ole blog.

1 comment:

briannelee said...

I remember this day well. It was during my April vacation, and it always seemed like bad things happened during my April vacations from school... Waco, Columbine, and this.

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