Image zoom On this date 25 years ago, a bomb detonated in a truck parked outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people — including 19 children — in the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in United States history. Looking back, “We were defined not by the tragedy, but by the tenderness of the response,” Kari Watkins, executive director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, tells PEOPLE. “Instead of running away from the building in fear, people rushed toward it to help. Hundreds of volunteers and first responders traveled from all over the state and country to lend a hand. We showed the strength of humanity.” Get push notifications with news, features and more. + Follow Following You’ll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. A downloadable app — usually available only at the site, but now accessible for free worldwide to counter restrictions on public gathering during the COVID-19 epidemic — offers a virtual walking tour and moment-by-moment guide to the events of April 19, 1995. The answer to understanding how to prevent, and recover, from such an event, says Watkins, “lies in the power of community… Read full this story
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