April 19 - The Oklahoma City National Memorial holds a 19th anniversary remembrance ceremony, paying tribute to the 168 lives lost in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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The names of the 168 people who lost their lives in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Nineteen years ago, a car bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
It's deemed the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR MARY FALLIN, SAYING:
"The horror, the brutality and the evil act on the Murrah Building can never be forgotten and can never be overstated."
"We rebuilt. And today we are a more prosperous city and a stronger state."
The same can be said for the Oklahoma City National Memorial itself.
A $7 million project will upgrade the museum and expand the memorial. It's slated for completion in November.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL CHAIRMAN SUSAN WINCHESTER, SAYING:
"Continuing to build on our mission that future generations will always be able to honor, learn, reflect and regain hope here at the Oklahoma National Memorial."
Among the upgrades, the expansion project will present evidence used in the trial of Timothy McVeigh, the man who carried out the attack.
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