Prayers for Oklahoma City, 15 Years Later

Today was a sad day in American history which, over time, may easily be forgotten but shouldn’t be.

Fifteen years this morning the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed by Timothy McVeigh. To call McVeigh and his accomplices anything other than terrorists falls short of the mark.

A total of 168 people died that day among the rubble of the building and included one of the most enduring images in recent history, only to be joined in a memory etching six years later by the numerous images of 9/11.

As the victims are memorialized, unquestionably prayers are appropriate on this day for their families, friends and all the lives inexorably changed. In any tragedy of this magnitude there is only so much one person can do removed by time and space. Acknowledgment may not seem like enough, but it far surpasses ignorance and apathy.

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