Presidential Words Matter: Bill Clinton "Time for Healing" - Oklahoma City, 1995
This week on Presidential Words Matter - we highlight Bill Clinton’s remarks in the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing.
The blast destroyed more than one third of the building, which had to be demolished. In addition, The blast destroyed or damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius,
Until the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the United States. It remains the deadliest confirmed act of domestic terrorism in American history.
Four days later, On April 23, 1995 - President Bill Clinton attended a memorial prayer service in Oklahoma City called “A Time for Healing”
With the 1996 presidential election less than 18 months away - President Clinton spoke of unity and healing over the politics of division and hatred.