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History…a long defeat

I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect “history” to be anything but a “long defeat”—though it contains some samples or glimpses of final victory. — J.R.R. Tolkien

We Remember

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. On this 15th aniversary, we remember the 168 victims (149 adults and 19 children), the survivors (30 children were orphaned), and […]

Ten Years Ago

Today marks the ten anniversary of the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak, spawning 66 tornadoes killing 48 people and injuring many others. The “big one” blew up along I-44 from Chickasha, through open country, smashing the community of Bridge Creek, through some more open country, over a river, and then entered the Oklahoma City Metro area cutting a […]

Bittersweet

I am very proud of America for electing an African-American to be president. It is a long-awaited milestone in correcting a grievous social injustice, from slavery, to segregation, suppression of economic and politic freedoms, to hard fought civil rights changes, and now to the ultimate statement in political achievement and freedom. There is still much […]

We Remember

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. On this 12th aniversary, we remember the 168 victims (149 adults and 19 children), the survivors (30 children were orphaned), and […]