The Oklahoma Spirit

Okie strength and bravery helping each other rebuild after devastating tornado.
3:00 | 05/22/13

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This week we watched abc's mike boettcher, walk the streets in oklahoma, his home state. Now he's going to tell us why 200 mile per hour winds cannot shake something he loves. The spirit of the people at home. Reporter: Standing a half mile in front of sunday's violent storm, watching yet another tornado plow through red dirt and the houses t on it, I silently wondered "why do i live here?" The answer is rooted in dust -- I'm an okie. The o word of the equivalent to A RACIAL SLUR DURING THE 1930s Dust bowl. But okies, like country muisic superstar toby keith, a moore native, who still lives here, now define okie with words like resilient and tough. They're just persistent, tenacious will to survive and call this home. They're going to save their possessions. They're going to board their house up. Not be a whole bunch of cry babies. It's just not -- these people are just going to be tough, get up and get it done. Unbelievable! Reporter: That resiliency was proved after the 1999 moore tornado. And the 1995 oklahoma city bombing. Even newcomers like nba star kevin durant take pride in okie rezil yeans. We'll come together and bounce back from this. You know, it's tough right now, but the sun will shine soon. Reporter: A feeling shared by supers and anonymous victims alike. We've done it once already. We can do it again. Oklahomans are strong. Reporter: A pride that a member of oklahoma's new generation put to music. ♪ Can you hear this song ♪ ♪ the oklahoma strong ♪ Reporter: Mike boettcher, abc news. And we thank you so much for

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