Clinton visits memorial before receiving award
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton has paid his
respects to the 168 people who were killed in the bombing of the
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 15 years ago.
Clinton visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial Wednesday
night, shortly before receiving the Reflections of Hope Award from
the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
Clinton was president when the April 19, 1995, bombing occurred.
He is being honored for his efforts to rebuild downtown Oklahoma
City following the attack.
He walked among a field of chairs that represent each of the
victims who were killed and placed a bouquet of red roses on the
chair dedicated to Alan Whicher, a Secret Service agent who was
part of Clinton's presidential detail.
The former president stayed for about 15 minutes, then shook
hands and greeted onlookers before leaving.