Book Shows That On April 19 When Tragedy Struck Okla., Love Won


Monday, April 19th 2021, 7:31 am
By: Jordan Dafnis


Frank Keating and his wife Cathy were the Governor and First Lady when the Oklahoma City bombing happened 26 years ago.

Now they're using those memories to help teach a new generation of Oklahomans about how April 19th changed the state forever. The two have published a book to do just that.

Frank and Cathy Keating saw firsthand how Oklahomans come together after tragedy.

In one moment, 168 people lost their lives.

“We relive that moment every day," Cathy said.

But in the day's weeks, months, and even years after, Cathy explains that the Oklahoma standard showed that love overcomes.

“Service matters, you know honor integrity, and love make a difference in people's lives," she said.

Now they do that through the pages of a book filled with letters and drawings from children around the world.

“We love you, I hope everything works out, God loves you, I mean they were really positive messages and that is why we decided to call the book 'Love Won' because it did," Frank said.

They are teaching the next generation of students, not just about the bombing itself but that there is a lot more good in the world than we sometimes see.

"It was very transformative of Oklahoma City in a bad way but also in a good way that the city recovered, People saw this as an opportunity to serve and love others," he said.

And one small gesture of kindness can make all the difference. And ultimately Love won.

Click here to purchase the book.