April 19 marked the 23rd anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building – a day that changed our city and the entire nation when 168 people died, and left hundreds of others injured by terrorism. We remember those who lost their lives, were hurt, lost a loved one or were affected by this tragedy.
But the story of the bombing doesn’t end with the hate and violence carried out that day. The actions of first responders, volunteer agencies, businesses and people across the nation tell an unending story of hope, generosity, volunteerism and unity.
Like many Oklahomans, I experienced this outpouring of response firsthand.