Video tribute honors Oklahoma bombing victims amid outbreak

The Associated Press - April 19, 2020 9:40 am

A gate leading to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is pictured behind a "closed" sign Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the museum scaled back its plans for a 25th anniversary remembrance and will instead offer a recorded, one-hour television program that includes the reading of the names of the 168 people killed in the bombing followed by 168 seconds of silence, instead of the annual open-to-the-public ceremony. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Survivors and loved ones of the 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing didn’t gather Sunday on the grounds of the city’s memorial to mark the 25th anniversary of the attack, but that won’t stop them from remembering.

The annual remembrance ceremony that would have been held on Sunday was canceled due to coronavirus restrictions. Instead, those killed will be honored with a video tribute that includes the reading of the names of everyone who was killed followed by 168 seconds of silence.

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, and Oklahoma native Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenowith are among those who delivered tributes in the prerecorded video.


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