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Monday, July 21, 2008

National Memorial In OKC

On our second day in Oklahoma City, hubby and I went to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. This place used to be the site where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stood but the terrorists bombed it on April 19, 1995 and 168 people lost their lives due to that bombing. The sad thing is, the terrorists who did the bombing were Americans and not from other Arab countries like who did the bombing in NY. I learned that the master mind used to be a US army. Good thing they caught him and he was sentenced to death. The rest of the accomplice were put to jail. After walking a little bit in the memorial park, my hubby and I went inside the museum and bought a ticket. Entrance fee was $10 each. I'm not really very fond of going to a museum but this one was so educational.

The Memorial and Museum are dedicated to educating visitors about the impact of violence, informing about events surrounding the bombing, and inspiring hope and healing through lessons learned by those affected. The museum occupied three floors and we went to see all those exhibits in all those floors. A lot of visitors were there too and there were some journalists from Florida. I've seen the photos and videos of the bombing and also the photos of those people who lost their lives. It was so tragic and I even felt chills while seeing those memorabilia of the said incident. This world is really full of chaos and bad people. I've seen the photo of the bomber and he was only 29 years old when he did that terrorism. What a waste of life and soul! He must be in hell paying now and will suffer torture there forever.

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