Over the weekend of April 16-17, 2005 members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows marked the 10th anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing in a series of events held in Oklahoma City. Included were Peaceful Tomorrows members Andrew Rice, Terry Rockefeller, Andrea LeBlanc, Loretta Filipov and David Potorti joined with Oklahoma City family members Bud Welch, Frank Silovsky and survivor Susan Urbach, Michael Berg (father of Nick Berg), Wess Young (a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot), Father Michael Lapsely (Institute for Healing of Memories), Rev. Robin Myers (Mayflower Congregational Church) and many others. The weekend also marked the U.S. premiere of The Forgiveness Project (www.theforgivenessproject.com). Here are some photos from that weekend.
Fr. Michael Lapsely, David Potorti, Andrew Rice and Bud Welch speak at Mayflower Congregational Church.
Scott Gurian (left, with Peaceful Tomorrows’ Andrew Rice) was one of the first journalists to cover our work in 2001.
Fr. Michael Lapsely introduces the panel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The panel included Susan Urbach, Frank Silovski, Bud Welch, Terry Rockefeller, Michael Berg and Fr. Michael Lapsley.
Frank Silovski after the panel event.
Fr. Michael Lapsley and Michael Berg.
Videotaping Peaceful Tomorrows’ DVD, Beyond Retribution (http://peacefultomorrows.org/article.php?list=type&type=65)
The fence surrounding the Oklahoma City Memorial on the 10th anniversary
Views of the Oklahoma City Memorial.
In memory of Oklahoma Bombing victim Julie Welch, daughter of Bud Welch.
Photo credits: David Potorti