168 Seconds of Silence

I stopped this morning, as I do every April 19th, to watch the Memorial Service for the lives forever affected by the Murrah Bombing in Oklahoma City April 19, 1995 at 9:02 AM. The service is held each year at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

It is a reminder for me that life is fleeting and precious.

168 Seconds of Silence. . .

Then commitment to living each future moment with joy, compassion, and tenderness – to celebrate life.

About grandawn

I work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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4 Responses to 168 Seconds of Silence

  1. It is a beautiful photo, and at the same time a sobering reminder of what was lost, and also to cherish our time on this earth with those we love. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Cindy says:

    I want to say that that is a beautiful photo, but feel that it would be strangely inappropriate. Hugs, Dawn.

    • grandawn says:

      I understand what you mean, Cindy. But I really think it is appropriate because the people of Oklahoma (and many others) have made something beautiful out of something very ugly. Thank you!

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