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Oklahoma Remembers: The 22nd remembrance of the Oklahoma City bombing

Staffers placing a rose on 168 chairs for each person killed in the OKC bombing 22 yrs ago (Julie Calhoun/KOKH)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - April 19, 1995 is a day no Oklahoman will ever forget.

Wednesday marks the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest domestic terrorism incident in U.S. history, the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

The bombing, carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, left 168 dead and thousands more in mourning. But it never broke the spirit of the people of Oklahoma.

App users can watch a live stream of the city's memorial service here.

On this day every year, we honor those who were killed and whose lives were changed forever, while showing Oklahoma's resilience.

Starting at 7:15 a.m. staff at the Oklahoma City National Memorial will place a rose on each of the 168 chairs, representing every person killed in the blast. At 9:02 a.m., there will be a 168-second moment of silence, followed by the reading of the names of those who lost their lives.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former presidential candidate Ben Carson will be the keynote speaker at today's service. Carson was in the metro Tuesday to tour the museum and outdoor memorial, placing a note on some of the representative chairs. HUD lost 35 employees in the bombing.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will also speak at the remembrance ceremony. Governor Fallin will begin her day at a prayer breakfast at the Cox Convention Center before heading to the ceremony scheduled to begin just before 9 a.m.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum will also offer free admission Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. for those wishing to pay their respects.

FOX 25 will bring you the full remembrance ceremony live from the Oklahoma City National Memorial starting at 8:45 a.m.

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