Hundreds gather to remember those lost in the Oklahoma City bombing

Lori Shulman, left, and Wendy Feinbert-Kotula, right,9-11 ambassadors, walk through the Field of Chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 19, 2013, the 18th anniversary of the bombing. They are carrying cuttings of the Survivor Tree, which they will take back to their homes in New Jersey. Similar to previous years, 168 seconds of silence was observed at 9:02 a.m., when a truck bomb detonated outside the federal building. Survivors and family members recited the names of those killed in the attack. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Lori Shulman, left, and Wendy Feinbert-Kotula, right,9-11 ambassadors, walk through the Field of Chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 19, 2013, the 18th anniversary of the bombing. They are carrying cuttings of the Survivor Tree, which they will take back to their homes in New Jersey. Similar to previous years, 168 seconds of silence was observed at 9:02 a.m., when a truck bomb detonated outside the federal building. Survivors and family members recited the names of those killed in the attack. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (WIAT) — The Oklahoma City bombing happened 18 years ago.

168 people died when a car bomb exploded outside the Murrah Federal Building on Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

On Friday, hundreds of people gathered at a church near the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum to remember those who died in the 1995 bombing.

The names of the victims were read during the event.

The Murrah Building housed several key government agencies.

Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were convicted for setting off the 5,000 pound bomb.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

 

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