A single trumpet and hundreds of singing voices rose above the bass rumble of a crane Sunday as it lifted a new limestone cross to the steeple of a cathedral damaged by the Oklahoma City bombing.
"It looks like home again," said Edie Langley, 83, who was christened in St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in 1913.
The deadly April 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building two blocks away destroyed a third of the cross that had graced St. Paul's since its construction in 1903.
The force of the blast -- which killed 168 people and injured more than 500 -- also blew out stained-glass windows and pushed the brick walls a few inches out, said the Rev. George Back, dean of the cathedral.