20th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing Marked

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Former President Clinton Wipes Away a Tear as He Talks to Survivors and Victims’ Families.

Hundreds of people gathered at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing to mark 20 years since the worst homegrown terrorist attack in American history.  On April 19th, 1985, Timothy McVeigh, a US army veteran who wanted revenge against a “tyrannical government” detonated a car bomb that was parked outside of a federal building.  168 people, including 19 toddlers at a daycare on the first floor, died in the horrific attack.

Former president Bill Clinton spoke at the ceremony and wiped away tears as he hailed Oklahoma City as an example to the world of how to come together after such a devastating terrorist attack.  At the beginning of the ceremony, a 168-second moment of silence was followed by a reading of the names of the victims.

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