Nearly 50 people have already contributed to the community story that will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Some of the stories are haunting and really made us stop and think like this one from Lindsey Wilson
"I was 5 years old and was at Baptist Hospital. We were there for a procedure for my dad. I was in the elevator with my mother and grandparents. I'll never forget when the elevator shook from the blast. I remember looking up to my pawpaw and asking him what it was. He just made something up like 'a helicopter landing'. The next thing I remember is them moving my dad to a bed in the emergency room and looking out through the drapes as survivors were brought in. The image of people with soot and blood all over them is etched in my memory."
It was a horrific act of terrorism, and we want to honor our collective experience in a documentary. Oklahoma Public Media Exchange partners including KOSU and KGOU are teaming up to present a comprehensive collection of stories to mark the anniversary. We all remember exactly where we were that day, whether we were in high school or just sitting down to work. We're looking to tell the community's story, especially stories that and untold or undertold?
Where were you that day? Did you feel or see the detonation? Where were you when you heard the news? How were you called upon to help in the aftermath? How were you affected? Do you have a friend or neighbor who has an amazing story that tells the experience in a way that we all need to hear.
If you are willing to share your memories and stories from that day and the impact on your life, we'd like to hear from you. You can share your story on this specially dedicated site, and we may contact you later for more information. We'll also be recording listeners' recollections on a specially dedicated phone line -- (405) 325-8700 -- and sharing them on the air and online. If you know someone with a story to tell, please encourage them to call, too.