observed on April 19th every year. The day is to commemorate the callous bomb attack on Alfred P.Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, United States
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Why Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day?
The origin of the Oklahoma city commemoration day is unknown. However, it is claimed as the remembrance day to honor the death of 168 people.Thus, The day is to commemorate the callous bomb attack on Alfred P.Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, United States, mercilessly planned and executed by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols in the year 1995, which led to the demise of approximately 168 people along with more fatal casualties.
The explosion was severe, eventually resulting in damages equivalent to about $652 million.The nearby 13 building’s also damaged along with numerous numbers of cars parked in the parking Area.168 people were proclaimed to be dead and over 650 were injured in the outburst.
How we can Observe National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day:
The act of Terrorism should be eradicated at any cost. It is better to stay with nothing instead of getting something at the cost of innocent souls. None has ever right to take others life in the name of freedom, revolution, God or whatsoever. Post your comments on social media by using this Hash Tag #SayNoToTerrorism. Violence is not the solution to anything at any time. say no to weapons. Let us mourn the death of the people in this brutal bomb attack. Express your condolences through this Hash Tag #oklahomaAttack, #OklahomaCityBombingCommemorationDay on Twitter.
Interesting Facts About Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day:
A memorial worth $29 million raised by public funds was built on behalf of this day to pay respect to the ones who lost their lives.The same day and time is also observed as a remembrance of the attack on a yearly basis. The annual marathon was conducted on this day following a 168-second silence to the lost 168 lives to raise funds for the victims as well.
Though many people waited inside the building during the explosion and sought help from the rescuers and volunteers.Few of them those fled out of the building in order to escape were getting caught in the crowd which has slowed the evacuation.Hence, to overcome such situations in future, evacuation procedures and routes for the civilians were implemented by the Federal Highway Administration.
The rescue efforts were overwhelming.The extensive rescue operations were carried out by the 665 rescue workers immediately commanded by The Federal Emergency Management Agency following with a surplus amount of donations from around the world which, has become the proof of humanity.
The chief plotters were McVeigh and Nichols, who planned this attack due to their hatred towards the U.S federal government on dealing with Ruby Ridge and Waco Siege Tragedies.Thus, he planned to bomb the Federal Building as a revenge.As per the plan, he drove his rented truck filled with explosive materials and made to detonate the bomb on exactly by 9:02 to coincide with the Waco Siege fire incident.
Immediately after about one and half hours of the violent attack, Timothy McVeigh was arrested on the charge of no license plate number and possession of weapons.Meanwhile, the forensic investigation has clearly stated the connection of McVeigh with the explosion and also the Nichols involvement in it.hence both of them were arrested soon after the attack.
The final verdict was released in the year 1997 and both of them were convicted after several trial attempts along with their co-conspirators Michael and Lori, McVeigh sister. McVeigh was executed by injecting a lethal drug which was telecasted just as a witness to death.Nichols was sentenced to life imprisonment whereas Michael is sent to jail for 12 years due to his involvement in scouting the federal building and also levied 75000$ as fine for not warning the government regarding the plot. His Wife Lori was also convicted on the charge of faking a driver license for her brother, but escaped from punishment after agreeing in testifying against the main conspirators. Michael was later released for his good conduct.