Remembering the 168
Today marks 23 years since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Much has changed in the years since not only for Oklahoma City, but for those who lost husbands, mothers, sons, daughters and friends that day. Here's a look back at some enduring images of ceremonies past and the event itself.
OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL BOMBING MEMORIAL, ALFRED MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING CAR BOMB EXPLOSION, OPENING, DEDICATION: An unidentified boy stands next to a chair dedicated to Kimberly Ruth Burgess, one of the 168 chairs for each of the bombing victims, after the dedication of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Wednesday is the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)
Adelaine Paticia Strunk, 2, sits on the memorial chair of Betsy J. McGonnell, which was next to the chair of her grandmother's memorial chair, Patricia Nix, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial 10th Anniversary ceremony, Tuesday, April 19, 2005, honoring those who died and those who survived in the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in Oklahoma City. By Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma City National Memorial 10th Anniversary, Tuesday, April 19, 2005, Former President Bill Clinton gives a hug to Lois Welch, wife of Bud Welch, whose daufgter was killed in the OKC bombing, after a ceremony honoring those who died and those who survived in the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, during a ceremony at the First United Methodist Church, in Oklahoma City. (Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman/POOL)
Friends, family and survivors of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building walk through the streets of Oklahoma City during the anniversary remembrance, Friday, April 19, 1996. (AP Photo/Brandi Stafford/Pool/Tulsa World)
Kyle Genzer prays at the chair of his mom Jamie fialkowski Genzer before the 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City.
Larry Whicher takes a moment at the chair of his brother U.S. Secret Service agent Alan Whicher before the 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, site of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Friends and relatives of law enforcement officers killed in the Alfred Murrah Federal Building car bomb explosion stand behind memorial wreaths Sunday, April 19, 1998, during a memorial ceremony marking the third anniversary of the bombing. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure)
ALFRED MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING CAR BOMB EXPLOSION, BOMBING, ANNIVERSARY: Oklahoma City National Memorial: Ginny Moser places flowers and hugs memorial chairs at the April 19, 2002 ceremony. Staff photo by Steve Sisney
Christopher Nguyen, Brandon and Rebecca Denny, Nekia McCloud, Joe Webber and P. J. Allen were survivors of the America's Kids day care facility destroyed in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The survivors are reunited on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Memorial. Photo by Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman