Today marks 15-year anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. He used an explosive-filled Ryder truck parked in front of the building.

The attack, which has been dubbed the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil even compared to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, killed 168 people, 19 of which were children under the age of 6. Nearly 700 people were also injured.

"The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a sixteen-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered building glass in a three mile square area. The bomb was estimated to have caused at least $652 million worth of property damage," according to Wikipedia.

McVeigh has since been executed for his crime.

In April 2000, on the fifth anniversary of the blast, the Oklahoma City National Memorial was dedicated, and it is an incredible place to visit.

I post this today just to remind everyone of what happened. Please remember.

Other notable occurrences that are relatively connected as various perpetrators claimed such incidents caused them to do what they did were Ruby Ridge (1992), the siege at Waco, Texas (Feb. 28, 1993), and the Columbine Massacre (April 20, 1999).

**Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.

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  1. When Amanda was here during spring break we went down to oklahoma city and once again visited the memorial, it is something each time you go you just get sad and mad all at once.

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