Web Remembers Bombing


Federal World Wide Web sites throughout the country will honor the memory of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing next month on the incident's two-year anniversary by displaying a memorial image on their home pages.

A small graphic of white flowers and a teddy bear will appear on the web sites during the week of April 19. On April 19, 1995, a rented truck loaded with an estimated 4,800 pounds of explosives blew up in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, including 19 children. The truck exploded below a day care center.

Members of an online discussion group for U.S. Army webmasters came up with the plan to remember the tragedy's victims.

Angel Quezada, webmaster for the Air Defense Artillery school in Fort Bliss, Texas and a member of the webmaster discussion group, designed the memorial graphic.

"When the discussion turned to the Oklahoma City tragedy, I immediately took a personal interest. Having children myself, I can still remember how terrible it felt watching the television coverage," Quezada said.

Quezada and the other webmasters discussed the idea of honoring the memory of the victims and then planned what the graphic should look like.

"I just took those ideas, developed a graphic and then submitted my graphic for their consideration," Quezada said.

The memorial image can be downloaded from the Oklahoma Memorial DoD Webmasters page on the Web site for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island.

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