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Oklahoma City National Memorial
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At 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The focused damage by the bomb destroyed the Murrah building as well as causing severe damage to several other buildings nearby. 168 people were killed and over 800 others were injured.
This bombing was the largest terrorist attack on American soil in history before the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. Timothy McVeigh, a U.S. Army veteran was tried for the attack, found guilty and executed. McVeigh’s defense was that the bombing was a justifiable response to the crimes of the U.S. Government.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial was dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the attack. It is located on the site of the former Murrah building. The Memorial is comprised of three distinct components: The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, the Memorial Museum and the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.
Memorial Mission Statement
We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those who were changed forever. May all who leave her know the impact of violence. May this Memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.

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