OKLAHOMA CITY – Survivors and family members of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing gathered for a remembrance service today, the 22nd anniversary of the attack.
The explosion killed 168 people. It was the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil until the Sept. 11 attacks six years later.
Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the 1995 bombing and was later executed. Terry Nichols was convicted of conspiracy in connection with the bombing and is serving life in prison.
Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Building housed HUD offices as well as employees from other federal agencies. HUD lost 35 employees when the building was bombed. Fifty workers from the agency survived.
ArtAID teamed up with September’s Mission to provide a remarkable artwork honoring all those lost on September 11th and on April 19th in Oklahoma, whose names of the 168 victims are represented in “our heart” surrounded by the towers of the World Trade Center and the shape of the Pentagon where those names are also listed.