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April 19, 1995

Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing, 20 years ago this morning.

The Gates of Time, with the Reflecting Pool stretching between.
The Gates of Time

The Gates of Time, with the Reflecting Pool stretching between.

2012 12 16 OKC Mem Gates of Time 2

Part of the original Murrah Building stands near two of the Gates of Time.

2012 12 16 OKC Guards near Field of Empty Chairs

Two Park Rangers on the walkway between the Reflecting Pool and the Field of Empty Chairs, where each of the 168 victims of the bombing are memorialized with their own chair.

2012 12 16 OKC Mem Gates of Time Reflecting Pool

Standing near one of the entrances to the Oklahoma City Memorial.

2012 12 16 OKC Murrah stairs

In the 80s, I would come downtown by myself every once in awhile, get a hot dog and a soda, and sit on the steps of the Murrah Building. I would look up at the buildings around downtown, and imagine I was in a big city. That’s what I will always remember about this place.

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Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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