The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Statement by the President on the 16th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing
Sixteen years ago today, America witnessed a horrific attack in Oklahoma City, killing more than 160 men, women and children, and wounding hundreds of others. Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost a loved one and suffered through this tragic event. We also need to remember the resilience and toughness of the American people and know that our nation’s resolve to fight terror and combat violent extremism, in all its forms, will not waver. As a nation, we should take a moment to recognize the courage and spirit of our fellow citizens, the first responders who rushed to the site to save countless lives, and the people of the nation who stood together to lift up this tight-knit community. Our thoughts and prayers are never far from those who lost their lives sixteen years ago.