Tweets, reaction on OKC bombing anniversary

Posted at 8:38 AM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 12:46:12-04

It’s been 21 years since the Murrah building was bombed and 168 people lost their lives.

Several people extended their condolences and sent social media messages in remembrance of the anniversary.

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Congressman Tom Cole sent this statement, "“Twenty-one years ago today, Oklahoma experienced the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history,” said Cole. “One hundred sixty-eight precious lives were lost, and hundreds more were injured and permanently scarred. As we sorrowfully pause to remember those taken, we also grieve with the many families, loved ones and friends they left behind. We remain forever grateful for the heroic acts of rescue and recovery exhibited by first responders, the strong leadership displayed by our governing officials and the extraordinary outpouring of love from communities far beyond the borders of our state.”

Senator James Lankford also released a statement Tuesday saying, "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the survivors and first responders of the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy 21 years ago. Although two decades have passed, we continue to remember this deplorable act of terrorism, but we also remember the many heroes who helped Oklahoma recover. We continue to grieve the loss of that fateful day, but we are proud that Oklahoma City stands as a bright example to the world of resilience in the face of hate and terror."