1990s

We have selected a feature story from 1995.  We hope you enjoy it.  If you have a story from the 1990s that you would like to share, please see the Tell Your Story page for instructions on how to send it to us at AmericansRemember.com.

Featured Story:  The Oklahoma City Bombing, 1995

My husband and I were on our way to the Oklahoma City Court House on the morning of April 19, 1995.  We were running late, we had planned to be at the courthouse when it opened at 9am.

At 9:15am, we were within a couple of blocks of the Court House when the police made us turn around.  Most of the streets were blocked.  Up ahead we saw cars exploding in flames and windows being blown out.  We turned on the car radio to find out what was happening and heard there had been an explosion at the Murrah Building.

When we got home we turned on the TV.  At first we thought they were showing coverage of an earthquake somewhere;  people were running around everywhere and smoke was billowing up to the sky. The place was unrecognizable.  A little later the TV announcer explained there had been a bombing of the Murrah Building.   We were very fortunate that we were late that morning.