Former President Clinton Joins Memorial Board


Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 10:52 pm
By: News 9


By Jon Jordan, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY - Former President Bill Clinton visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial to make an announcement Saturday.

The former president's arrival was to announce a new National Honorary Board for the memorial. The president will be one of several big names who will serve on the board, which is designed to draw more national dollars to the memorial.

Before the president spoke to those in attendance he was given his first tour of the museum. In his speech, Clinton spoke about how he was taken aback by what the memorial has been able to accomplish and the effect it's had all over the world.

"I'm telling you this memorial, that museum and the memories that everybody has about what you did here is still affecting the world in ways you cannot imagine," said former President Bill Clinton.

Joining the former president on the memorials national honorary board are former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Rev. Billy Graham, Gov. Frank and Cathy Keating and Lee Woodruff.

Exactly what their roles on the board will be, officials with the memorial said they are still working out those details.

The former president also visited Tulsa with former president George H.W. Bush to speak at a Salvation Army dinner.