Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says ''we should all live by the Oklahoma standard'' as he pays tribute to victims of the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years later. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former U.S. President Bill Clinton paid tribute to the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on Sunday (April 19), along with hundreds of survivors and other officials. "For 20 years, you have honored the memories of your loved ones. You have inspired us by the power of your renewal. You have reminded us that we should all live by the Oklahoma standard -- service, honor, kindness," he said. Clinton was in his first term in office when the bombing occurred at the the Afred P. Murrah Federal Building, leaving 168 people dead and 680 injured. Anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who carried out the attack with more than two tons of explosives, and accomplice Terry Nichols were tried and convicted on federal charges. McVeigh was executed and Nichols received multiple life prison sentences. In preparation for the 20th anniversary event, held at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Clinton said he watched his 7-month-old granddaughter, Charlotte, after putting her to bed. "I looked at her in that crib so I could remember how you felt, those of you who lost your loved ones," he said. Among survivors attending the ceremony were some of the "miracle babies," six men and women who were aged under 5 and were in the building's daycare center when the bomb exploded.