Mcveigh's Bombing In America Essay

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Tragedy in America, homegrown terrorist bombing has had a tremendous impact on the lives of Americans. Do you remember approximately twenty and a half years ago when domestic terrorist attacked America? On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was blown up by domestic terrorist and ex-Army decorated soldier, twenty-seven year old, Timothy McVeigh and his co-conspirator and ex-Army buddy, Terry Nichols.
McVeigh raised in western, New York where he acquired a love for guns and survival skills. In 1986, McVeigh graduated from high school and in 1988, McVeigh enlisted in the United States Army where he was a disciplined and meticulous soldier who befriended fellow soldier Nichols who also shared
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on April 19, 1995, tragedy struck America. The powerful homemade bomb planted by McVeigh exploded killing 168 people, including 19 young children who were in the Federal Building’s day care center when the explosion occurred and damaged and destroyed more than 300 buildings in the surrounding area. The explosion was so powerful that it blew off the front side of the nine story Federal Building causing the floors to collapse and people to be buried under concrete, steel and glass. More than 650 other people sustained injuries in the devastating bombing. McVeigh’s terrorist attack was the worst act of domestic terrorism American had ever seen at that time.
On April 23, 2015, President William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton addressed the citizen of Oklahoma and America in his “Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address.”
President Clinton ensured the people of Oklahoma that “our nation joins with them in their grief and Americans mourn with them and share in their hope that some of the injured still survive.” President Clinton also stated to the citizens of Oklahoma that his words and the words of Americans may seem small considering the loss they have endured but the President shared the words of “a widow and mother of three whose own husband was murdered along with over 200 other Americans when Pan Am flight 103 was shot down.” President Clinton quoted these persuasive words: “The anger you feel is valid, but you must not allow yourselves to

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