(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- Family and friends of those who died in the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City gathered Tuesday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the terrorist act that left 168 people dead, including 19 children.
At Tuesday’s memorial, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said that the museum built on the site of the blast serves as a comfort to those left behind.
“It’s a reminder of how neighbors helped one another. It’s a reminder of the goodness and the love of so many. It’s a reminder of so many people who stepped forward that day.”
Fallin said that the way people stood together then and in the days that followed is a “testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.”
Timothy McVeigh, a New York native and former member of the U.S. Army, was found guilty of detonating a Ryder rental truck packed with explosives outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. He was executed in 2001 by lethal injection.
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