Tulsa Cityscape Shines In Support Of French Allies After Terror Attacks
TULSA, Oklahoma -
Two buildings added color to the Tulsa cityscape in a show of support a day after terror attacks darkened the City of Lights a half a world away in Paris.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for the attacks, considered the deadliest on France since World War II. At least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at cafes, suicide bombings near France's stadium and a massacre inside a concert hall.
The ONEGas building and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center lit up in Tulsa to pay homage to the red, white and blue flag of France, a country that was the very first ally of the United States.
The French offered support in droves after the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. American cities now are doing the same with gestures such as the ones in downtown Tulsa and others that span coast to coast.
Many Oklahomans have family who call Paris home. But either displaced from the Sooner State or Parisians by birth, hopefully those who have had their security shaken can see that the Oklahoma Standard lives on in solidarity.
Tulsans are hoping the terror attacks won't dim the light on the Parisian spirit for long and that friends of America will find comfort and strength with their allies.