July 19, 2024

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A Baltimore artist’s Oklahoma City bombing painting finds an OKC home

A Baltimore artist’s Oklahoma City bombing painting finds an OKC home

Cynthia Daignault was a high school senior in Maryland when a bomb wrecked the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Developing in downtown Oklahoma Town at 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995.  

Even though she was about 1,300 miles absent when the blast remaining 168 folks dead and extra than 500 wounded, the tragedy reverberated deeply in just her as a Baltimore teenager. 

“You will find just a poignancy to memory of that time period, like the way that the tunes we were being listening to senior calendar year is nevertheless so emotionally resonant. Almost everything is so visceral, like your first adore and your initial heartbreak and the audio you pay attention to — and what is going on in the world,” Daignault informed The Oklahoman.