The Oklahoma City bombing 20 years later: The Oklahoman and OETA remember
Two weeks from today, Oklahoma will have a somber morning.
We will be silent and remember.
It’s been 20 years since April 19, 1995. We all know what that day has meant to our state. So many words can describe the emotions that have resulted from the events of that morning and all the anniversaries that have come after it.
In 2015, that word is resilience.
The Oklahoman launched a site this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. The site lives on Oklahoman.com, but the entire project is a joint effort of The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com and OETA.
The centerpiece of the project is a 60-minute documentary video that takes the viewer through the 20 years of resilience, telling the stories of the people who were there on that day and who are still leading our communities in all walks of life.
The video will be available in its entirety after it airs on OETA-TV the evening of April 19. In the meantime, you can read the stories that we will be publishing in the days leading up to the anniversary.
- On April 1, Kyle Schwab wrote a story outlining the details of the statewide Oklahoma Standard campaign.
- On April 12, Nolan Clay will have a series of stories, including five forgotten facts about the bombing.
- The coverage will culminate on April 19, when reporters Darla Slipke and Jaclyn Cosgrove will focus on resilience, the importance of moving forward, but remembering.
The Oklahoman’s Resilience site is available now. It has promos to content that is coming soon, but it also has links to the archive coverage, including life profiles of all the victims who died that day.
We invite you to remember with us.
We will begin our moments of silence this year by first remembering the resilience of the Oklahomans left behind.