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Old 04-20-2011, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyB View Post
I worked in OKC as a Paramedic in the early 80's. Many of my Buds/Heros worked that scene. I went back to OKC for one of their weddings and took some photos of the memorial. If you would like to see them, they can be found here

http://johnnyb.smugmug.com/Other/Okl.../7340727_yp9TC

Those are great, thank you!

That's a nice page.



"Field of Empty Chairs: 168 empty chairs hand-crafted from glass, bronze, and stone represent those who lost their lives in the tragedy. A bombing victim's name is etched in the glass base of each chair. The chairs represent the empty chairs at the dinner tables of the victim's family. The chairs are arranged in nine rows symbolizing the nine floors of the building, and each person's chair is on the row (or the floor) on which the person worked or was visiting when the bomb went off. The chairs are also grouped according to the blast pattern, with the most chairs nearest the most heavily damaged portion of the building. The westernmost column of five chairs represents the five people who died but were not in the Murrah Building when the bomb went off (two in the Water Resources Board building, one in the Athenian Building, one outside near the building, and one rescuer). The 19 smaller chairs represent the children killed in the bombing. Three unborn children died along with their mothers, and they are listed on their mothers' chairs beneath their mothers' names."

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Originally Posted by are8see View Post
16 years ago today ... OKC bombing.
18 years ago today ... Waco siege.
12 years ago tomorrow ... Columbine High School massacre.

What have I missed?

WTF is wrong with society!?
04/19/2006 --- I meet my wife
04/19/2008 --- I married her

For some reason I didn't realize that the others were on the same day.
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Originally Posted by bierbelly View Post
Why have so many awful things happened in April? Lincoln shot, Titanic sunk, MLK assassinated. What else?
Wasn't RFK shot in April?. Guess not-June
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Virginia Tech massacre was on the 16th of April.
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Civil war started.

Lee surrendered (out of respect for you Rebs).
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Now Chernobyl.
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