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Remembering Oklahoma, From Indiana

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: April 19, 2013
Wendy Lindsey huddles with her son, Weston, 7, covering him with her jacket while visiting the memorial Thursday morning. Wendy brought Weston and another son, Morgan, to the memorial during a visit to Oklahoma City from their home in Lincoln, AR. Predicted cold temperatures and other weather factors prompted officials to move Friday's ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building to an indoor venue near the Oklahoma City National Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel
Wendy Lindsey huddles with her son, Weston, 7, covering him with her jacket while visiting the memorial Thursday morning. Wendy brought Weston and another son, Morgan, to the memorial during a visit to Oklahoma City from their home in Lincoln, AR. Predicted cold temperatures and other weather factors prompted officials to move Friday's ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building to an indoor venue near the Oklahoma City National Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel

We were all somewhere when we found out about what happened in Oklahoma City 18 years ago today.

Most of us remember it.

I was five years old. I could have been a kid in daycare, but I lived in northern Indiana with a stay-at-home mom. I don’t remember that day. I was likely playing or doing a craft with my mom or that could have been a morning I was at preschool at a nearby church.

I do, though, remember that Sunday at my church. I remember being told that children my age had passed away in a far away place called Oklahoma City. I remember my dress blowing in the wind and clouds in the sky as a newly planted tree stood firm out front of our church.

Now, I can relate that day at church to windy days of work I’ve had throughout my past nine months of living in Oklahoma. It was like the typical wind of Oklahoma City was in South Bend, Ind. that day.

That Sunday, I watched as our priest and parish stood around the newly planted tree as we prayed for those who lost their lives in Oklahoma City.

Even in South Bend, Ind., we did – and still do – remember those who lost their lives 18 years ago today.


by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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