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25th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing

Bill McVeigh and Author Jeanne Bishop
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This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the day the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was destroyed in a terroristic act. Author Jeanne Bishop’s new book Grace from the Rubble – Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation After the Oklahoma City Bombing explores the relationship that developed between Timothy McVeigh’s father Bill, and Bud Welch, the father of one of the bombing’s victims.

Sheet Music of Jonathan Leshnoff's "Of Thee I Sing," written to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing
Jonathan Leshnoff

Grammy nominated composer Johnathan Leshnoff wrote "Of Thee I Sing" to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. The OKC Philharmonic debuts the piece Saturday Feb. 1 during a special concert at the Civic Center Music Hall. Leshnoff discussed "Of Thee I Sing" with KGOU’s Richard Bassett, and began by sharing his reaction to what happened the morning of April 19, 1995.