16th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19, 2011 Updated Apr 19, 2011 at 5:46 PM EDT

By Allen Leight

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April 19, 2011 Updated Apr 19, 2011 at 5:46 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - It was the deadliest attack on U.S. soil at the time, until September 11, 2001.

On the morning of April 16, 1995, a rental truck loaded with fertilizer and racing fuel exploded outside the northern block of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 were killed and hundreds more were injured.

Timothy McVeigh, a native of Niagara County and a decorated soldier was eventually apprehended, convicted and executed for the crime.

McVeigh later admitted that he planned the attack for the second anniversary of the siege of the Branch Davidian complex in Waco Texas, which ended in the death of 26 people.

Tuesday, the names of all 168 victims' were read aloud, along with the observance of 168 seconds of silence in honor of each victim.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial now stands where the Federal Building once was.