Today we remember the 17th anniversary of the Oklahoma `City bombing – an attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It was the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people.

The membership of H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 also remembers today the many NYPD and FDNY members who responded to the OKC Bombing and assisted in the Rescue/Recovery Mission. Some of these brave uniformed first responders who assisted in OKC perished during the WTC 9/11 Attacks, includng NYPD Sgt. Mike Curtin ESU ESS2 who helped in the carry out of a US Marine killed at the Murrow Building seventeen years ago.

H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 Members Donna Lamonaco and Susan Reeder are in OKC to offer their prayers and support to our fellow first responders and the victims’ families of this horrific act. H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 has partnered with World Trade Center United Family Group’s Tenth Annual September 11th/Oklahoma City Family Exchange to share this day of remembrance.

Please keep the surviving families in your thoughts and prayers today.

Bill Keegan
President/Founder HEART 9/11