© 2022 KGOU
wind farm in southwest Oklahoma
News and Music for Oklahoma
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Oklahoma News
KGOU and our Oklahoma Public Media Exchange partners' coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing at the 20th anniversary and beyond.

Clinton To Speak At Sunday's Ceremony Remembering Oklahoma City Bombing Victims

Former president Bill Clinton will speak during Sunday’s ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

Clinton was in office during the 1995 bombing, and now serves as a member of the national advisory board for the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

The 42nd president delivered a powerful speech during a memorial service in Oklahoma City just days after the bombing.

"When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it. In the face of death, let us honor life,” Clinton said during the April 23, 1995 service.

Clinton will be joined by former Oklahoma City mayor Ron Norick and former Gov. Frank Keating, who led the city and state in 1995. Current mayor Mick Cornett and Gov. Mary Fallin are also expected to attend.

Members of victims' families, survivors, rescue workers and others will gather at the memorial on the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to honor the bombing's 168 victims.

Editor’s Note: KGOU plans to carry that ceremony live on-air Sunday morning.


KGOU is a community-supported news organization and relies on contributions from readers and listeners to fulfill its mission of public service to Oklahoma and beyond. Donate online, or by contacting our Membership department.

More News
Support nonprofit, public service journalism you trust. Give now.