The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City at 9:02 A.M. on April 19th, 1995 will always bring memories of terror and devastation. It has been 20 long years since the worst domestic terrorism in the United States claimed the lives of 168 people, injured 680 others and caused colossal damage worth $652 million.
It was during this time of adversity that all Oklahomans and Americans redefined hope and resilience. More than 12,000 people readily reached out and offered a helping hand, bringing out a sense of heroism and patriotism in every American. With prayers, help, volunteers and donations from all over the country pouring in, the world saw how great this city and this nation can be.
The Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum
Today, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum stands to honor the victims, the survivors, volunteers and rescuers. Since May 1995, renovation costs to the museum have reached more than $10 million, while showing artifacts, histories, and interactive stations that draw thousands of visitors each year to remember those who have gone and celebrate the greatness of the Oklahoma spirit during this disastrous event.
For the past 20 years, the City of Oklahoma City has carried out different activities in memory of those who perished, survived and whose heroism was evident on that day. Days and hours are dedicated to prayers and an annual marathon and activities involving both locals and visitors from around the world are aimed at uplifting the Oklahoman spirit.
For the 20th Oklahoma Bombing Anniversary, the city is holding its 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony. A “Program of Hope” will be held at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Here at Oklahoma Hearing Center, we are proud to stand with all the families and friends affected by this tragedy. We hope that you will join us at 9:02 a.m. on April 19th for the 168 seconds of silence that will be observed.