Remembering Oklahoma City

April 19, 2012

Letter by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels Remembering Oklahoma City

Seventeen years ago today, 168 innocent men, women, and children were killed in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Please join me in observing a moment of silence at 9:02 a.m. in their honor.

This anniversary is a reminder of the connection all of us affected by the 9/11 attacks and the February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center share with the people of Oklahoma City. As in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was followed by unthinkable devastation. We shared the overwhelming grief that follows acts of senseless violence--and we shared the experience of the best of humanity emerging from the wreckage as rescue and recovery workers selflessly dedicated themselves to the searches for survivors and the efforts to rebuild.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is an inspiring place that honors those who were killed and invites us to remember how our nation came together in response. Those planning the Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma know the deep importance of commemoration and education, the same objectives that are at the heart of our mission at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

We invite you to join us in remembering the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by sharing a tribute. You can post a message on our Facebook page or tweet #RememberOKC. Whether online or simply in your heart, I hope you'll join me today in expressing condolences to the families of the victims, showing support to those who survived, and ensuring the memory of those who perished carries on.

Warm regards,


Joe Daniels
President & CEO