Secretary Ben Carson memorializes HUD family killed in Oklahoma City bombing

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Aprile 20, 2017

Dr. Ben Carson, secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and U.S. Senator James Lankford spoke at the ceremony.

"The Oklahoma City bombing remains one of the worst terrorist attacks on United States soil, killing 168 people and injuring more than 850". The explosion killed 168 people, including 19 children.

Hundreds gathered on Wednesday at the memorial and museum built at the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building for the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in the country. HUD lost 35 employees in the attack.

Carson, who is scheduled to speak at the 22nd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, and HUD staff members took time to tour the memorial with Executive Director, Kari Watkins, and Mike Turpen, Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation Chairman.

"There are also 50 HUD employees who survived that day - 14 who still work at HUD", Carson said.

Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing and was later executed. "Their commitment to serving their community is as strong as ever, and the strength they demonstrate stands as a testament to our nation's resilient character".

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