Survivor of OKC Bombing Shares Story at Museum

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 6:05 pm
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Priscilla Salyers nearly gave up knitting after she was seriously injured during the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

But the 58-year-old says she forced herself to return to her old hobby and even made a sweater using yarn recovered from the bombed-out Alfred P. Murrah federal building.

On Friday, Salyers shared her story of surviving the bombing with visitors at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

Part of a series of lectures, museum officials say the goal is to give visitors a first-hand perspective of the April 19, 1995, blast that killed 168 people and remains the nation's most deadly domestic terrorist attack.

The "First Person: Stories of Hope" lecture series will be held every Friday at the museum in downtown Oklahoma City.

Learn more about the lecture series and the Oklahoma City National Bombing Memorial and Museum.