Remembering OKC Bombing, 17 Years Later

Remembering OKC Bombing, 17 Years Later

The field of empty chairs at the Oklahoma memorial represents the 168 victims of the April 1995 bombing. There are 19 small chairs for the child victims. (Courtesy photo)

"We mourn with you. We thank all those who have worked so heroically to save lives and to solve crime - those here in Oklahoma and those who are all across this great land, and many who left their own lives to come here to work hand in hand with you. We pledge to do all we can to help you heal the injured, to rebuild this city, and to bring to justice those who did this evil." - President Bill Clinton, days after the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing.

Earlier today, 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels asked supporters to join him in observing a moment of silence at 9:02 a.m. and sharing tributes to the 168 victims of the attacks by posting messages to Facebook and using #Remember OKC in tweets.

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9/11 Memorial Staff