It’s been twenty years since the Oklahoma City bombing. The deadly attack killing 168 people, including nineteen children, when a bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah building in downtown Oklahoma City. Fox News correspondent Will Carr tells us how people are remembering the victims today and hoping for change in the future.
The sound of bagpipes fills the air in Oklahoma City as hundreds of people gathered to remember the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Former president Bill Clinton said the whole country can learn from the people of Oklahoma City.
Clinton says: “You have reminded us that we should all live by the Oklahoma standard: Service, Honor, Kindness.”
In 1995 homegrown terrorist Timothy McVeigh set off a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The blast killed one-hundred and sixty-eight innocent men, women, and children and injured hundreds of others.
Bombing survivor Richard Williams spoke at the ceremony with two of his grandchildren “May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope, and serenity.” They asked for one-hundred-and- sixty-eight seconds of silence and families read the names of the victims.
Homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson said terrorism cannot prevail if the people refuse to be terrorized. “Today is a day to mourn and remember those who died here twenty years ago. But today is also a day to say to those who intend to terrorize us, ‘no you cannot.'”
Timothy McVeigh was convicted and later executed by lethal injection. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols remains in prison serving 2 consecutive life sentences.