Oklahoma City Memorial 17th Anniversary

    Newer Older

    I am reposting a slightly different version of the capture I took last summer of the two gates of the Oklahoma City Memorial. Today is the 17th anniversary of the disaster that left 168 people dead. Why is it that we are so emotional about the terrorism that is done to us by others, but seem to want to forget the terrorism we inflict on ourselves?


    On a bright Wednesday morning, April 19, 1995 at 9:02 am, Timothy McVeigh, a misguided young man, blew up a Ryder truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK. Over 600 people were injured and 168 were killed, including 19 children. On the site of the tragedy now stands the Oklahoma City Memorial, a 4 city block remembrance of the day. Each gate to the memorial is marked with a time, 9:01 and 9:03, the minutes before and after the tragedy. To the left(and out of sight) of this shot is the survivor tree, which took the brunt of the exposion, burning cars and shrapnel and still thrives. Center is the relecting pond which sits on the old 5th street. To the right are 169 chairs, each with a name of those who lost their lives.

    Bordados DaAna® and CCCvrcak added this photo to their favorites.

    1. halifaxlight 69 months ago | reply

      a fine photo with great shapes and tones

      Beautiful memories!!
      admired At
      All Memories Welcome

    2. Bordados DaAna® 69 months ago | reply

      a beautiful red frame!
      How are you? Thanks for your visits... you are welcome, at any time!

    3. www.digitalphotographicarts.com [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      Beautifully done. Thank for the reminder.

    4. tammymoore_ar 69 months ago | reply

      We were going to stop by there when we were in OK City last week, but I decided it would be too emotional. I still remember that day and watching the live coverage. Many people I knew were touched by that tragedy. Very nice shot.

    5. AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora 69 months ago | reply

      really cool distortion
      amazing colors

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts