On Tuesday, August 5th, we visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the site of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building bombing that took do many lives back in the 90s. For both Dan and myself, it was an emotional visit. I know that I relived part of that day while walking through the memorial. I remembered seeing this huge building, its entire front blown away from the truck bomb, the one photo that will forever be engraved upon my heart was that of the Fireman carrying that bruised and silent infant, rushing to get that child help, not knowing that the baby was already deceased. Even to this day, when I see that image, I wonder what happened to that baby's parents, how distraught they must have been, or if thry even survived.
The memorial itself was simple, empty chairs line up with the deceased names upon them. One thing I thought should have been added to their names, to give them more honor and respect, was the name of the agency they worked for - for example, the one's who worked for SSA, FBI, State Dept, etc. They may have been Federal Employees, but I am sure they were much more a part of the Agency for which they worked.