Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club

Posted by Jim Banghart on Mar 07, 2019
 
Clay Hollister, head of the FEMA recovery efforts at the time, spoke at our March 7th meeting describing the April 19th, 1995 bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the response after the incident.
 
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Pictured above is the Federal Building after the blast.  The bombing killed 168 people, injured more than 680 others, destroyed not only the building but damaged 324 other buildings over a 16 block radius and caused $652M in damage.
 
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The memorial, with a chair for each of those killed, was mentioned at the meeting and had been seen by Owen Houghton.  Here is how it looks