OKLAHOMA CITY – Tuesday morning, people across the state and country will take time to remember the 168 lives that were lost 21 years ago.
On April 19, 1995, a bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, destroying much of the nine-story structure.
While the scars have healed since that day, the memories are still fresh in the minds of so many.
“We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity,” – Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
Many took to social media to remember that tragic day and the lives we lost.
21 years ago I was in my 8th grade orchestra class. I was able to hear the explosion. It wasn't until I reached my yearbook class that a message was sent to me on what had happened. The message also said my mom was headed down there to help (she's a nurse). Throughout the day rumors and bomb threats circled around. I spent that day like, so many Oklahomans, scared and longing for my mom. A few days later my mom took me and my sister to the site. It was something she thought we must see and feel to truly understand. The same emotions I felt that day come back each year. I am so proud of my mom. I will never forget. Where were you? #okcbombing #902 #april19 #okstandard
"My fellow Americans, a tree takes a long time to grow, and wounds take a long time to heal. But we must begin. Those who are lost now belong to God. Some day we will be with them. But until that happens, their legacy must be our lives." ~ President Bill Clinton, April 23, 1995 #oklahomastandard #OKStandard