21 Years after Oklahoma City Bombing, the Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs and Domestic Violence Pays a Visit to Memorial

Longest Walk 5 stopped by the Oklahoma City bombing site on Tuesday.

Longest Walk 5 stopped by the Oklahoma City bombing site on Tuesday. Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement and leader of the Longest Walk 5 is in the center.

Published April 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs and Domestic Violence paid its respects on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to those who died in Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995.  The visit was 21 years to the day that at 9:02 local time the bomb exploded that ultimately cost 168 people thier lives and injured more than 680 others.

In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, a national memorial was erected to commemorate the tragic date in American history.

Photo of portion of Oklahoma National Memorial

Photo of portion of Oklahoma National Memorial

The Longest Walk 5 is in Oklahoma this week, on its way to Washington D.C.  The Longest Walk will arrive in the nation’s capitol in mid-July 2016.

 

 

 

 

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