OKC bombing survivors to reunite on anniversary

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City bombing survivors and victims' family members will gather on the 18th anniversary of the attack to remember the victims as well as those killed and injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Friday's ceremony will observe the anniversary of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. The attack killed 168 people and injured hundreds more in what was the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The ceremony will be held less than a week after Monday's terror attack in Boston that killed three and injured more than 100 people. Retired Social Security Administration employee Beverly Rankin, who was injured in the Oklahoma City bombing, says victims of terror attacks must persevere and never give in to violence.

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