Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19th, 1995 - 9:02 AM

On this day lets remember in prayer the families of the 168 people killed 23 years ago today, April 19th, 1995 at 9:02 AM, in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was just down the street from the building when it happened.

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building

The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 680 others. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a 16-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, causing at least an estimated $652 million worth of damage. 

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was a United States federal government complex located at 200 N.W. 5th Street in Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The building was the target of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, which killed 168 people, including 19 children all under age 6. Half of the building collapsed seconds after the truck bomb detonated. The remains of the building were imploded a month after the attack, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial was built on the site.

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