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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahomans will gather to remember the 168 lives lost and those that were changed forever 26 years ago.

The 26th Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held on Monday, April 19 at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Organizers say 168 seconds of silence were observed at 9:02 a.m. and family members will read the names of the 168 people killed.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland was the keynote speaker of “On Sacred Ground, We Work to find Common Ground.”

As Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in 1995, Garland led the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators. He was on the scene within 48 hours, oversaw the multi-state, multi-agency law enforcement investigation coordinated by the FBI, and personally handled some of the early legal proceedings.

Mandisa, a Grammy Award winning artist and American Idol  finalist, sang the national anthem.

Following the ceremony, visitors can visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum for free.

Survivor Tree saplings will be given out in front of the Museum after the Remembrance Ceremony on a first come, first served basis.

The museum will be open at 10 a.m. and the last tour entrance is at 5 p.m.

Following the Remembrance Ceremony, the Memorial grounds will open to the public.

Two new museum exhibits will open on April 19. 

Remembering Through Art is a project commissioned by a Broken Arrow High School art teacher to connect students to the loss experienced on April 19, 1995. Each art student chose one person from the 168 who were killed, researched that person and created a work of art in their honor.

More Than Two Decades of Building. Together reveals how Oklahoma City came together to rebuild and remember. Starting with a mission statement and sacred ground to memorialize, family members, survivors, first responders, designers and the community created a Memorial and Museum to tell the story of the senselessness of violence and share lessons learned.

List of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing: 

NINTH FLOOR

Drug Enforcement Administration

  • Shelly D. Bland, 25, of Tuttle
  • Carrol June “Chip” Fields, 48, Guthrie
  • Rona Linn Kuehner-Chafey, 35, Oklahoma City
  • Carrie Ann Lenz, 26, Choctaw
  • Kenneth Glenn McCullough, 36, Edmond

U.S. Secret Service

  • Cynthia L. Brown, 26, Oklahoma City
  • Donald Ray Leonard, 50, Edmond
  • Mickey B. Maroney, 50, Oklahoma City
  • Linda G. McKinney, 47, Oklahoma City
  • Kathy Lynn Seidl, 39, Bethel
  • Alan G. Whicher, 40, Edmond

EIGHTH FLOOR

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Ted L. Allen, 48, Norman
  • Peter R. Avillanoza, 56, Oklahoma City
  • David Neil Burkett, 47, Oklahoma City
  • Donald Earl Burns, Sr., 63, Oklahoma City
  • Kimberly Kay Clark, 39, Oklahoma City
  • Susan Jane Ferrell, 37, Oklahoma City
  • Dr. George Michael Howard, 45, Vallejo, Calif.
  • Antonio “Tony” C. Reyes, 55, Edmond
  • Lanny Lee David Scroggins, 46, Yukon
  • Leora Lee Sells, 57, Oklahoma City
  • Jules A. Valdez, 51, Edmond
  • David Jack Walker, 54, Edmond
  • Michael D. Weaver, 54, Edmond
  • Frances “Fran” Ann Williams, 48, Oklahoma City
  • Clarence Eugene Wilson, Sr. 49, Oklahoma

SEVENTH FLOOR

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Diane E. (Hollingsworth) Althouse, 45, Edmond
  • Andrea Yvette Blanton, 33, Oklahoma City
  • Kim R. Cousins, 33, Midwest City
  • Diana Lynne Day, 38, Oklahoma City
  • Castine Brooks Hearn Deveroux, 49, Oklahoma City
  • Judy J. (Froh) Fisher, 45, Oklahoma City
  • Linda Louise Florence, 43, Oklahoma City
  • J. Colleen Guiles, 59, Oklahoma City
  • Thompson Eugene “Gene” Hodges, Jr., 54, Norman
  • Ann Kreymborg, 57, Oklahoma City
  • Teresa Lea Taylor Lauderdale, 41, Shawnee
  • Mary Leasure-Rentie, 39, Bethany
  • James A. McCarthy II, 53, Edmond
  • Betsy J. (Beebe) McGonnell, 47, Norman
  • Patricia Ann Nix, 47, Edmond
  • Terry Smith Rees, 41, Midwest City
  • John Thomas Stewart, 51, Oklahoma City
  • John Karl Van Ess III, 67, Chickasha
  • Jo Ann Whittenberg, 35, Oklahoma City

SIXTH FLOOR

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting

  • Sgt. Benjamin LaRanzo Davis, USMC, 29, Edmond
  • Capt. Randolph A. Guzman, USMC, 28, Castro Valley, Calif.

FIFTH FLOOR

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Olen Burl Bloomer, 61, Moore
  • James E. Boles, 50, Oklahoma City
  • Dr. Margaret L. “Peggy” Clark, 42, Chickasha
  • Richard “Dick” Cummins, 55, Mustang
  • Doris “Adele” Higginbottom, 44, Oklahoma City
  • Carole Sue Khalil, 50, Oklahoma City
  • Rheta Bender Long, 60, Oklahoma City

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Paul Gregory Beatty Broxterman, 42, Edmond

U.S. Customs Office

  • Paul D. Ice, 42, Midwest City
  • Claude Authur Medearis, S.S.A., 41, Norman

FOURTH FLOOR

U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway

  • Lucio Aleman, Jr., 33, Oklahoma City
  • Mark Allen Bolte, 28, Oklahoma City
  • Michael Carrillo, 44, Oklahoma City
  • Larry James Jones, 46. Yukon
  • James K. Martin, 34, Oklahoma City
  • Ronota Ann Newberry-Woodbridge, 31, Edmond
  • Jerry Lee Parker, 45, Norman
  • Michelle A. Reeder, 33, Oklahoma City
  • Rick L. Tomlin, 46, Piedmont
  • Johnny Allen Wade, 42, Edmond
  • John A. Youngblood, 52, Yukon

U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion

  • Sgt. 1st Class Lola Bolden, U.S. Army, 40, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Karen Gist Carr, 32, Midwest City
  • Peggy Louise Holland, 37, Oklahoma City
  • John C. Moss III., 50, Oklahoma City
  • Victoria (Vickey) L. Sohn, 36, Moore
  • Dolores (Dee) Stratton, 51, Moore
  • Kayla Marie Titsworth, 3.50, Lawton
  • Wanda Lee Watkins, 49, Oklahoma City

THIRD FLOOR

Defense Security Service

  • Harley Richard Cottingham, 46, Oklahoma City
  • Peter L. DeMaster, 44, Oklahoma City
  • Norma “Jean” Johnson, 62, Oklahoma City
  • Larry L. Turner, 42, Oklahoma City
  • Robert G. Westberry, 57, Oklahoma City

Federal Employees Credit Union

  • Woodrow Clifford “Woody” Brady, 41, Oklahoma City
  • Kimberly Ruth Burgess, 29, Oklahoma City
  • Kathy A. Finley, 44, Yukon
  • Jamie (Fialkowski) Genzer, 32, Wellston
  • Sheila R. Gigger-Driver, 28, Oklahoma City
  • Linda Coleen Housley, 53, Oklahoma City
  • Robbin Ann Huff, 37, Bethany
  • Christi Yolanda Jenkins, 32, Edmond
  • Alvin J. Justes, 54, Oklahoma City
  • Valerie Jo Koelsch, 33, Oklahoma City
  • Kathy Cagle Leinen, 47, Oklahoma City
  • Claudette (Duke) Meek, 43, Oklahoma City
  • Frankie Ann Merrell, 23, Oklahoma City
  • Jill Diane Randolph, 27, Oklahoma City
  • Claudine Ritter, 48, Oklahoma City
  • Christy Rosas, 22, Moore
  • Sonja Lynn Sanders, 27, Moore
  • Karan Howell Shepherd, 27, Moore
  • Victoria Jeanette Texter, 37, Oklahoma City
  • Virginia M. Thompson, 56, El Reno
  • Tresia Jo “Mathes” Worton, 28, Oklahoma City

SECOND FLOOR

America’s Kids Child Development Center

  • Baylee Almon, 1, Oklahoma City
  • Danielle Nicole Bell, 15 months, Oklahoma City
  • Zachary Taylor Chavez, 3, Oklahoma City
  • Dana LeAnne Cooper, 24, Moore
  • Anthony Christopher Cooper II, 2, Moore
  • Antonio Ansara Cooper Jr., 6 months, Midwest City
  • Aaron M. Coverdale, 5.50, Oklahoma City
  • Elijah S. Coverdale, 2.50, Oklahoma City
  • Jaci Rae Coyne, 14 months, Moore
  • Brenda Faye Daniels, 42, Oklahoma City
  • Taylor Santoi Eaves, 8 months, Midwest City
  • Tevin D’Aundrae Garrett, 16 months, Midwest City
  • Kevin “Lee” Gottshall II, 6 months, Norman
  • Wanda Lee Howell, 34, Spencer
  • Blake Ryan Kennedy, 1.50, Amber
  • Dominique Ravae (Johnson)-London, 2, Oklahoma City
  • Chase Dalton Smith, 3, Oklahoma City
  • Colton Wade Smith, 2, Oklahoma City

VISITOR

  • Scott D. Williams, 24, Tuttle

FIRST FLOOR

Social Security Administration

  • Teresa Antionette Alexander, 33, Oklahoma City
  • Richard A. Allen, 46, Oklahoma City
  • Pamela Cleveland Argo, 36, Oklahoma City
  • Saundra G. (Sandy) Avery, 34, Midwest City
  • Calvin Battle, 62, Oklahoma City
  • Peola Battle, 56, Oklahoma City
  • Oleta C. Biddy, 54, Tuttle
  • Casandra Kay Booker, 25, Oklahoma City
  • Carol Louise Bowers, 53, Yukon
  • Peachlyn Bradley, 3, Oklahoma City
  • Gabreon D.L. Bruce, 3 months, Oklahoma City
  • Katherine Louise Cregan, 60, Oklahoma City
  • Ashley Megan Eckles, 4, Guthrie
  • Don Fritzler, 64, Oklahoma City
  • Mary Anne Fritzler, 57, Oklahoma City
  • Laura Jane Garrison, 61, Oklahoma City
  • Margaret Betterton Goodson, 54, Oklahoma City
  • Ethel L. Griffin, 55, Edmond
  • Cheryl E. Hammon, 44, Oklahoma City
  • Ronald Vernon Harding, Sr., 55, Oklahoma City
  • Thomas Lynn Hawthorne, Sr., 52, Choctaw
  • Dr. Charles E. Hurlburt, 73, Oklahoma City
  • Jean Nutting Hurlburt, 67, Oklahoma City
  • Raymond “Lee” Johnson, 59, Oklahoma City
  • LaKesha Richardson Levy, 21, Midwest City
  • Aurelia Donna Luster, 43, Guthrie
  • Robert Lee Luster, Jr., 45, Guthrie
  • Rev. Gilbert X. Martinez, 35, Oklahoma City
  • Cartney J. McRaven, 19, Midwest City
  • Derwin W. Miller, 27, Oklahoma City
  • Eula Leigh Mitchell, 64, Oklahoma City
  • Emilio Tapia, 50, Oklahoma City
  • Charlotte Andrea Lewis Thomas, 43, Oklahoma City
  • Michael George Thompson, 47, Yukon
  • LaRue A. Treanor, 55, Guthrie
  • Luther H. Treanor, 61, Guthrie
  • Robert N. Walker, Jr., 52, Oklahoma City
  • Julie Marie Welch, 23, Oklahoma City
  • W. Stephen Williams, 42, Cashion
  • Sharon Louise Wood-Chesnut, 47, Oklahoma City

General Services Administration

  • Steven Douglas Curry, 44, Norman
  • Michael L. Loudenslager, 48, Harrah

THOSE KILLED IN SURROUNDING AREA

Rescue Worker

  • Rebecca Needham Anderson, 37, Midwest City

Athenian Building (Job Corps)

  • Anita Christine Hightower, 27, Oklahoma City
  • Kathryn Elizabeth Ridley, 24, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Water Resources Board Building

  • Robert N. Chipman, 51, Edmond
  • Trudy Jean Rigney, 31, Midwest City

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

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