On this date in 1995, America was attacked, by our own citizens.
I can recall the moment I heard about the Oklahoma City Bombing, I was sitting in my office at Carey Special Events in Atlanta, like with many horrific events in our nation’s history, it took some time for the devastation to sink in.
American citizens drove a moving truck into the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The moving truck was a bomb, the impending carnage killed 168 Americans.
Over the next hours and days, the heartbreak of Oklahoma City encompassed our nation and when the reality of those lost, including toddlers in a preschool became known, the nation mourned.
Since Oklahoma City, there have been many more incidents of national tragedy, tomorrow will mark the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine shooting.
We get a lot right in America, but sadly we also get a lot wrong. Hopefully one day we really will understand, what the world needs is love, sweet love.
As I write this on Monday night, Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s health is failing, she is surrounded by those she loves and as reported by her family “her spirit and grace is strong.”
Barbara Bush served our country in many ways and her love for the United States has always been obvious.
Never glamorous, never showy, but always a class act.
Barbara Bush could be described as America’s grandmother, she and her family have my prayers during this difficult time.
Thank you Mrs. Bush, you have served your nation well.