Episode 05:
The Memorial Service

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On April 23, 1995 a memorial service was planned for the survivors and family members of those lost in the Oklahoma City Bombing. Cathy Keating worked hard to secure wonderful speakers including Billy Graham.  “The anger you feel is valid. But you must not allow yourselves to be consumed by it. Do not allow your hurt you feel must not be allowed to turn into hate, but instead into the search for justice. The loss you feel must not paralyze your own lives instead you must try to pay tribute to your loved ones by continuing to do all the things they left undone thus ensuring they did not live in vain.” Words written by the widow and mother of three, her husband was on PanAm 103 when shot down and read by President Clinton during the memorial service. Ironically, the service was held on Timothy McVeigh’s birthday.

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Episode 5 Production Notes

Original podcast date: March 12, 2015

Don Swift • Executive Producer, Project Concept & Marketing
Rick Buchanan • Producer, Researcher, Writer
Ken Sarkey • Producer, Recording Engineer, Music Composer, Editor
Jeremy Gossett • Producer, Recording Engineer, Program Announcer
Brenda Bennett • Program Host
Stephanie Moore • Project Coordinator, Scheduling, Social Media & Marketing, Web Assistance
Nina Jones • Web Design

In order of their appearance, those interviewed or included in this episode:

Frank Keating
Governor of Oklahoma from 1995-2003.

Cathy Keating
First Lady of Oklahoma from 1995-2003.

Rocky Yardley
Edmond Police Department; has served as Crime Scene and Technical Investigator, Bomb Disposal Technician and Police Dive Team Instructor, and is the developer and Chief Instructor for the Underwater Explosive Recover Specialist Course.

Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001

Rev. Billy Graham

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