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America Honors Oklahoma City Bombing Victims on 20th Anniversary

Associated Press / The Oklahoman / Doug Hoke

It was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks ever to occur on U.S. soil.

April 19, 2015, marked the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, one of the deadliest terrorist attacks ever to occur on U.S. soil.

On that tragic day, Timothy McVeigh detonated a homemade bomb in front of the city's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168. Below, we explore some of the ways people honored the people who died, from relatives of victims tearfully reading their loved ones' names to balloons and teddy bears dedicated to the children who died that day.

Twenty years to the hour after a homemade bomb gutted this city's federal office building, killing 168 people and a nation's complacency about terrorism, a delegation led by former President Bill Clinton gathered here on Sunday to honor the dead and to celebrate the city's resiliency. Read more

Luminaries including President Bill Clinton and survivors gathered in Oklahoma City on the 20th anniversary of the domestic terror attack that killed 168 people on April 19, 1995. Read more

Many of the children affected by the Oklahoma City bombing are now sharing their stories of recovery. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports on what it was like for kids growing up in shadow the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

The National Memorial and Museum, built to commemorate the terror attack on a federal building on April 19, 1995, is taking strides towards the future while preserving the memory of one of America's darkest days. Read more

StoryCorps marks the anniversary with the voices of survivors and their families. Read more

Time magazine looks back at its 1995 coverage of the Oklahoma City Bombing. Read more