the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum remembers those killed in the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing. The outdoor monument includes a field filled with 168 empty chairs to represent those who lost their life in the bombing. The indoor museum gives a glimpse of what that morning was like. In one room, an audio recording from a courtroom near the Murrah Building replays the chaos and confusion of those first few minutes. Do visit, but bring the tissues.
Looking west through the Gates of Time down the Reflecting Pool. An estimated crowd of 2,000 attended the Remembrance Ceremony to mark the 17th anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City in which 168 people were killed. Photo taken April 19, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman