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Near Oak Grove in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial

 
 
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
Inscription.
"But the child's sob in the silence curses deeper
than the strong man in his wrath"
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Cry of the Children
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Dedicated to the victims of the
April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

 
Erected 1995 by the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Federal Highway Administration.
 
Location. 36° 38.964′ N, 87° 21.102′ W. Marker is near Oak Grove, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 24 2.5 miles north of Trenton Road. Click for map. Located in front of the I-24 Kentucky Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Grove KY 42262, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Post House (approx. 4.8 miles away in Tennessee); Camp Boone (approx. 6.1 miles away in Tennessee); Wilma Glodean Rudolph (approx. 6.4 miles away in Tennessee); Valentine Sevier Station (approx. 7.3 miles away in Tennessee); Valentine Sevier, Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial at Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial at Welcome Center.
away in Tennessee); Sevier Station (approx. 7.4 miles away in Tennessee); Fort Defiance (approx. 7.5 miles away in Tennessee); Fort Defiance Interpretive Center (approx. 7.5 miles away in Tennessee).
 
More about this marker. One of many such memorials throughout Kentucky at rest areas.


 
Regarding Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.

Quote comes from the last stanza of the poem
The complete poem can be read in the link below:


They look up, with their pale and sunken faces,
And their look is dread to see,
For they think you see their angels in their places,
With eyes meant for Deity;—
"How long," they say, "how long, O cruel nation,
Will you stand, to move the world, on a child's heart, —
Stifle down with a mailed heel its palpitation,
And tread onward to your throne amid the mart?
Our blood splashes upward, O our tyrants,
And your purple shews your path;
But the child's sob curseth deeper in the silence
Than the strong man in his wrath !"
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Oklahoma City Bombing. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Kentucky Welcome Center building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Kentucky Welcome Center building.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 138 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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