On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK. 168 people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured. Investigators determined that the bomb was detonated by Timothy McVeigh, an anti-government extremist. McVeigh was found guilty and executed in 2001 for this crime. Terry Nichols was sentenced to life in prison for being his co-conspirator. View the video clips below to learn more about this day in history and how the victims and community are recognized and honored.
In the courthouse across the street from where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stood, U.S. District Judge Tim Leonard talked about what the day of the bombing was like in 1995 and how it changed Oklahoma City.