Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Do I remember?

Even though I was only in kindergarten when the bombing happened downtown I still remember the day. We in Mrs. Myers class playing around when the whole room shook. No one knew what was going on until another lady came down to the room to see if everyone was alright.

Everyone was okay in our room but still no one knew what happened. I don't know when I realized that such a horrible man had out a bomb downtown and killed so many people. We visited the Murrah Building and saw the chain link fence with pictures of people who where in the building when the bomb went off.

I still cannot believe how a horrible thing can bring a city together. The fence will always remain in my head even when I go down there now and see what is left of the fence I imagine how long it used to be and how many memories were placed on it. When I was visiting I wanted to leave something behind but all I had were bracelets on my arm. So I left one.

Do I remember? Yes, yes I do. I may not have understood what was going on that morning in April to a 5 year old it was just the start on spring time and getting to play outside, but to so many others it was a tragic day for them.