by JENNIE LAU
Timothy McVeigh, the perpetrator of the bombing in Oklahoma City, one of the most horrific acts of terrorism in the country, was later convicted and executed in 1995. The families and friends who were victims and suffered losses due to the Oklahoma City bombing gathered to remember the past incidence. Many placed wreaths, photos, and balloons to remember those hundred sixty-eight people who had lost their lives in the year of 1995.
On Wednesday, a crowd assembled at the memorial and museum built at the original area of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to remember those that lost their lives and for the 22nd anniversary of the incident. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lost thirty-five employees due to the attack; Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, reflected in his speech about the significance of the terrorism aftermath which should bring unity instead of fear and distrust to the future generations of America.