Hundreds turn out for OKC bombing memorial

Posted at 10:46 AM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 16:50:04-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds turned out on a rainy day for the memorial service on the 21st anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Tuesday's service was moved inside First Church, across the street from a memorial constructed on the site of the attack, because of the rain.

The service included a letter from President Barack Obama praising the resilience and inspirational people of Oklahoma City. Gov. Mary Fallin and Mayor Mick Cornett also spoke.

The ceremony included 168 seconds of silence and the reading of the name of each of those killed.

A bomb blew up the federal building in April 19, 1995. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing and was later executed. Terry Nichols was convicted of conspiracy in connection with the bombing and is serving a life in prison sentence.

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