Legislators from both houses of state government and the Oklahoma Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives recognized the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and the importance of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum today. We are so grateful for each and every one of their acts of support.
Senator David Holt, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Memorial, presented a resolution on the Senate floor co-authored by the entire Oklahoma City delegation noting the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and its impact on state employees and agencies. Among the confirmed guests present in the Senate Chamber were Hon. Susan Winchester, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Memorial; Kari Watkins, Executive Director of the Memorial; Justice Steven Taylor, member of the Board of Trustees of the Memorial and the presiding judge over the state trial; Sheriff Charlie Hanger, who as a state trooper caught the primary suspect; Governor Mary Fallin; and representatives of state employees who survived, state first responders and state prosecutors.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives lead by Representative Lee Denney, passed a House Resolution acknowledging the lasting impact of the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Joined by Susan Winchester, Chairman of the Board of Trustees who lost her sister Dr. Peggy Clark in the bombing, Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, Representative Scott Biggs, Maguire Biggs, and Blayne Arthur, the entire House recognized 168 seconds of silence in honor of those who were killed.
The Oklahoma Delegation in Washington D.C. spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives remembering where they were on April 19, 1995. Click here to watch their presentation below.