Oklahoma City remembers 21 years after deadly Murrah federal bombing

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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.

Today, we honor those 168 lives lost, but not forgotten.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum hosts the 21st Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

During the program, 168 seconds of silence will be observed at 9:02 a.m.

On Tuesday, Cox Communications will provide free admission to the museum for all visitors.

 

21st Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony Program

April 19, 2016

Program Begins at 8:55am

 

Prelude Music....................................................................................................... Lincoln Ferguson

Bagpiper procession................................................... Steve Casey & Mike Galu, DEA Special Agents

Welcome............................................................................................ Michael C. Turpen, Chairman

Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation

Mission Statement........................................................................................... Mayor Mick Cornett

168 Seconds of Silence

Blessing.......................................................... Rev. M. Price Oswalt, KCHS, St. Joseph Old Cathedral

Posting of Colors....................................... Combined Honor Guard, OKC Police & Fire Departments

“Star Spangled Banner” (Francis Scott Key).................................................................. Carmen Bond

Remarks......................................................................................................... Governor Mary Fallin

“I Am Not Alone” (Kari Jobe)....................................................................................... Carmen Bond

Reading of 168 Names  (Please remain seated until all names have been read)

Ed Eckenstein – survivor, Oklahoma Water Resources Board Building

Samantha Stiers – granddaughter of Linda G. McKinney

Peggy Rider – sister of Carrol June “Chip” Fields

Austin Allen – son of Ted L. Allen

Ruth Heald Schwab – survivor, HUD

Catherine Alaniz-Simonds – daughter of Claude Arthur Medearis

M. Blayne Arthur – daughter of Dr. Margaret L. “Peggy” Clark

Jeannine Gist – mother of Karen Gist Carr

Debbie Pippin – mother of Christy Rosas

Kya Floyd – niece of Christy Rosas

Stephanie Ellingson – sister of Claudette Duke Meek

Renee Moore – mother of Antonio Ansara Cooper Jr.

Wanda McNeely – grandmother of Antonio Ansara Cooper Jr.

Antonio Ansara Cooper Sr. – father of Antonio Ansara Cooper Jr.

Diana Perry – daughter of Michael L. Loudenslager

Michael Perry – grandson of Michael L. Loudenslager

Cierra Chastain – granddaughter of SSA survivor Suzie Welch

Reginald C. Harding – nephew of Ronald Vernon Harding Sr.

Lakeshia Lofton – niece of Ronald Vernon Harding Sr.

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