Oklahoma City remembers 20 years after deadly Murrah federal bombing


The Oklahoma City National Memorial honors victims, survivors and all affected by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. Chairs, arranged in nine rows, represent the nine floors of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Each chair represents an individual’s life and is placed on the row (or floor) they would have worked at the time of the bombing. (Photo: CNN)

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Sunday morning, people across the state and country will take time to remember the 168 lives that were lost 20 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.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum hosts the 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday.

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

Following the moment of silence, a program of hope and healing will continue until 10 a.m.

Cox Communications is providing free admission to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum for all visitors on Sunday.

The museum will open following the ceremony at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“We believe it is important on this special day of remembrance that all visitors to the Memorial be able to tour the museum at no cost,” said Percy Kirk, senior vice president and region manager for Cox’s central region.

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