Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum - So the World Never Forgets
May 28, 2019
On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed, 165 people died. Located at 620 N. Harvey Ave., the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum was created where the Murrah Building and the surrounding devastated area stood. It was designed to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever -- so the world never forgets. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. It comprises of two separate components: the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and the Memorial Museum. Outdoor Symbolic Memorial This 3.3 acre space includes the:
- Gates of Time, which mark the time before and after the bombing took place.
- Field of Empty Chairs, memorializing each person killed.
- Survivor Tree, an American elm that withstood the full force of the bomb’s blast and now serves as a symbol of Oklahoma’s resilience.