It's a day that we wish held no particular significance, but April 19, 1995 is etched in many Oklahomans' memory banks as the most horrific day in state history.
It started out as an ordinary day, or maybe some of us had plans to make it not so ordinary -- maybe a birthday or anniversary, a day off work or some other anticipated happening that would signify a break from routine.
But then the bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The day was now so outside of ordinary it sent shock waves through Oklahoma City, the state, the nation and the world, and achieved a level of infamy that ensures we recall exactly where we were when we got the news.
168 persons lost their lives and hundreds of others were injured -- perhaps you knew one of them. Maybe you or people you know were called upon to do something after the bombing -- something ordinary or extraordinary -- to help the victims and/or their families, or the larger community.
It was a painful day, a fearful day, a day many wish could be forgotten. And yet after 20 years of healing, we're wondering if maybe some stories from that day have yet to be heard.
If you have a story to tell, we would like to hear it. KGOU and other public radio stations are collaborating to gather the stories from the bombing and produce a radio documentary about that day. We have a brief questionnaire about your story, or you can call our listener line at (405) 325-8700 and leave a short version of the story.
Thank you for sharing.