Thursday, April 19, 2012

Oklahoma City bombing anniversary

Oklahoma City bombing anniversary

Oklahoma City bombing anniversary, Today is the 17th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. The blast killed 168 people and was once called the deadliest terrorist act on U.S. soil The people behind the bombing are said to have planned it on the anniversary of another tragic event . Here are some details on the people involved. Thousands gathered at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Thursday to remember those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Federal building 17 years ago.
The blast, which took the face of the building off, killed 168 people.

A remembrance ceremony was held at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. It lasted about an hour and included a moment of silence at 9:02 a.m. to remember the violence that happened there and the lives that were lost.

Family members and rescue workers read aloud the names of everyone killed in the bombing.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett also attended this year's ceremony at the museum.

Timothy McVeigh was convicted on federal murder charges for the deadly bombing and was executed in 2001. The bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S
Seventeen years ago today, Oklahomans suffered an enormous tragedy -- the Murrah Building bombing and the loss of 168 lives.

Today, Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, alongside dozens of city and state leaders, will gather to remember those lost for the 17th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony.

The anniversary began at 8:55 a.m. and included 168 seconds of silence starting at 9:02 a.m. at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

That number honors the 168 lives that were lost on the day of the bombing, including 19 young children.

Family members and rescue workers read aloud the names of everyone killed in the bombing.

"It was an attack that could have easily crippled our city, and left our people hopeless. It did not. Instead, the people of Oklahoma banded together - with the help of volunteers and well-wishers from across the nation and even the world - to overcome. We worked together; we comforted one another; and we rebuilt. Today we are a more prosperous city and a stronger people," said Gov. Mary Fallin.

"Seventeen years ago, a force of evil tried to derail our spirit and sense of community, but only served to strengthen it. We have overcome that adversity and built this state into a grander vision of purpose," Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.

Timothy McVeigh was convicted on federal murder charges for the deadly bombing and was executed in 2001. The bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil before the 9/11 attacks.

You can watch the live-stream of the ceremony, starting at 8:55 a.m., right here on KTUL.com.
Today, April 19, is the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. The intense, moving, experiential Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum works with volunteers work as greeters and educators at the museum, helping visitors from around the world understand…and absorb, or at least begin to absorb…what they are seeing, and feeling. The museum is open 7 days a week, and the outdoor symbolic memorial is open 24 hours a day 365 days per year. Volunteers (link here) need to be compassionate, sensitive, and committed to making a difference in the lives of those who come to honor and remember those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever.
And of course,there are tremendous other opportunities in Oklahoma City to volunteer and be of service, whether that is home or if you are visiting. The Oklahoma City page for Volunteer Match has nearly 250 volunteer opportunities in town for a huge array of organizations and programs.
The American Towns site has Oklahoma City volunteering lists have local opportunities based with charitable organizations large and small.
A quick “Oklahoma City” search on Idealist turns up lots and lots of results for volunteering there.
This is just a start for getting deeply committed while at home or while visiting. An afternoon or a lifetime commitment—it all makes a difference, and if not you, who?

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