April 19, 1995...9:02am…
You may recall the meaning of this date in history. Maybe it doesn’t even ring a bell. It’s one of those days, like many others, you can probably remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. It was on this fateful day when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed and destroyed along with 168 people, including 19 children and 3 unborn babies who also lost their lives along with their mothers who carried them.
A tragic event took place that day in April, 1995. Pain, suffering, and loss experienced by so many. But among the rubble and debris stood a survivor who witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks in America. At more than 80 years old, she barely held on to life following the bomb’s blast. The survivor is an American…an American Elm that is. Today she is called, “The Survivor Tree”.
WE too can be symbols of resilience and hope! WE too can be survivors!