Dedicated to those who left us on that day
and those who remain behind. A special thanks to those
Public Servants and Volunteers who gave
their all during the weeks
and months following that terrible day.
Your sacrifice did not go unnoticed.


BEAUTY FROM ASHES

Surely the gates of Heaven,
Were crowded on that day;
Filled with the voices and faces,
Of lives suddenly taken away.
In a flickering, fleeting moment,
In the twinkling of an eye.
Because of the actions of evil men,
So many lost their lives.
The Father's heart cried with compassion,
As He welcomed each one of them home.
For He felt the sorrow of those left behind,
And the scars so deep in their souls.

The heart of a nation was broken,
The tragedy felt in each home;
That the absolute wanton destruction,
Would be caused by some of our own.
The all complete devastation,
As if smashed by some giant hand;
Was the end result of hatred,
Born in the hearts of those men.
A sadness beyond comprehension,
Is felt in America's heart;
A nation that wept together in grief,
Must now let the healing start.

We must take the pain and the anger,
Against this terrible sin;
Allow God to raise beauty from ashes,
To help the healing begin.
While the loss here on earth is so painful,
We know Heaven is richer today;
For it's filled with the laughter of children,
And the faces of those gone away.
Oklahoma, stand together,
All America, come and join in;
United by sorrow shared in our souls,
We will let the healing begin.

~Allison Chambers Coxsey~
1995


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... The 168 souls taken that day ...
Lucio Aleman Jr.
Teresa Alexander
Richard Arthur Allen
Ted Leon Allen
Baylee Almon
Diane Althouse
Rebecca Anderson
Pamela Argo
Saundra Avery
Peter Robert Avillanoza
Calvin Coolidge Battle
Peola Battle
Danielle Nicole Bell
Oleta Christine Biddy
Shelley DeAnn Bland
Andrea Yvette Blanton
Olen Burl Bloomer
Lola Rene Boldon
James Everett Boles
Mark Allen Bolte
Cassandra Kay Booker
Carol Louise Bowers
Peach Lyn Bradley
Woodrow Brady
Paul Gregory Broxterman
Gabreon Bruce
Kimberly R. Burgess
David Neil Burkett
Donald Earl Burns
Cynthia Campbell
Michael J. Carrillo
Karen Gist Carr
Rona Chafey
Zachary Chavez
Sharon Louise Wood Chestnut
Robert Chipman
Terry Smith Rees
Kimberly Kay Clark
Margaret Louise Clark
Anthony Cristopher Cooper
Antonio Ansara Cooper, Jr.
Dana Leanne Cooper
Harley R. Cottingham
Aaron Coverdale
Elijah Coverdale
Jaci Rae Coyne
Kathy Cregan
Richard Leroy Cummins
Steven Douglas Curry
Brenda Daniels
Sgt. Benjamin Davis
Diana Lynne Day
Peter L. DeMaster
Castine Brooks Deveroux
Kim Robin Cousins
Sheila Driver
Tyler Eaves
Ashley Eckles
Susan Jane Ferrell
Carol June "Chip" Fields
Katherine Ann Finley
Judy JoAnn Froh Fisher
Linda Louise Florence
Donald Lee Fritzler
Mary Anne Harper Fritzler
Tevin Garrett
Laura W. Garrison
Jamie Lee Lialkowski Genzer
Margaret Goodson
Kevin Lee Gottshall II
Ethel Louise Griffin
Colleen Juretta Guiles
Randolph Guzman
Kayla Marie Haddock
Cheryl Hammon
Ronald Vernon Harding
Thomas L. Hawthorne, Sr.
Doris Adele Higginbottom
Anita Hightower
Thompson Eugene Hodges
Peggy Louise Jenkins Holland
Linda Coleen Housley
George Michael Howard
Wanda Howell
Robin Huff
Anna Jean Hurlburt
Charles Hurlburt
Paul Douglas Ice
Christi Jenkins
Norma Jean Johnson
Raymond Lee Johnson
Larry James Jones
Alvin Justes
Blake Ryan Kennedy
Carole Sue Khalil
Valerie Koelsch
Carolyn Ann Kreymborg
Teresa Lea Lauderdale
Catherine Mary Leinen
Carrie Ann Lenz
Donald Ray Leonard
Lakesha Levy
Dominique London
Rheta Ione Bender Long
Michael Lee Loudenslager
Aurelia Donna Luster
Robert Luster Jr.
Mickey Bryant Maroney
James Kenneth Martin
Gilberto X. Martinez
James Anthony McCarthy
Kenneth Glenn McCullough
Betsy Janice McGonnell
Linda Gail Griffin McKinney
Cartney Jean McCraven
Claude Arthur Medearis
Claudette Duke Meek
Frankie Ann Merrell
Derwin Wade Miller
Eula Leigh Mitchell
John Clayton Moss III
Patricia Trish Nix
Jerry Lee Parker
Jill Diane Randolph
Michelle Ann Reeder
Mary L. Rentie
Antonio Castillo Reyes
Kathryn Elizabeth Ridley
Trudy Rigney
Claudine Ritter
Christine Nicole Rosas
Sonja Lynn Stroud Sanders
Lanny L. Scroggins
Kathy Lynn Seidl
Leora Lee Sells
Karan Denise Shepherd
Chase Smith
Colton Smith
Sgt. Victoria Lee Sohn
John Thomas Stewart
Delores M. Stratton
Emilio Rangel Tapia
Victoria Jeanette Texter
Charlotte A. Thomas
Michael George Thompson
Virginia Thompson
Kayla Marie Titsworth
Rick L. Tomlin
Larue Ann Treanor
Luther Heartman Treanor
Larry Turner
Jules Valdez
John Karl VanEss III
Johnnie Allen Wade
David Jack Walker
Robert Nolan Walker
Wanda Lee Watkins
Michael Don Weaver
Julie Marie Welch
Robert G. Westberry
Alan G. Whicher
Jo Ann Whittenberg
Frances Williams
Scott Dwain Williams
William Stephen Williams
Clarence Wilson
Ronota Woodbridge
Tresia Worten
John Youngblood

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