Commemorating a Historic Moment in Time

Kerry Kraus



April 19 is a day etched in history. One of those dates where everyone remembers exactly where they were at the time of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the tragedy and to commemorate it, the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock is hosting a new exhibit

Leadership in a Time of Crisis: President Clinton and Oklahoma City Bombing.

The display runs through June 1.


In remembrance of those who survived, those who didn’t, and those heroes who risked their lives in search and rescue, Clinton School of Public Service students and library staff and volunteers will read the names of the 168 victims at 9:02 a.m. on April 19. Following the ceremony, the Clinton Presidential Library is hosting a panel discussion entitled The Story Behind the Oklahoma City National Memorial featuring Hans and Torrey Butzer, designers of the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, a part of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. More than 600 designs from all 50 states and 23 foreign countries were submitted in the 1997 international competition.


The discussion is in Garden View Room of the Clinton Center from noon to 1 p.m. The event is free but reservations are required. To make sure you get a seat, e-mail

or call 501-683-5239.


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2 comments on “Commemorating a Historic Moment in Time
  1. Marie says:

    My cousin David worked in that building. He is alive today because he was 15 minutes late for work that day.

  2. Kerry says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us Marie. It is a day none of us will ever forget, especially your cousin David.

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