Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
Sprawling, somber, and stirring memorial to victims of a homegrown terrorist attack. The Field of Empty Chairs account for each 1995 bombing victim. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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The damaged Journal Record Building will open as the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Museum on Monday, April 19 -- exactly six years after the tragedy. The museum provides an eerie chronicle of the day, including a recreation of the moment inside the JR Building when the explosion destroyed most of the adjacent federal building.... [02/17/2001] Complete News Story
The Oklahoma City Bombing site has become a beautifulmemorial. Anyone traveling near OKC should make it a point to visit thisplace. It is the most beautiful after dark. Words cannot explain theexperience.[j.jorgensen, 01/07/2001]
The memorial sprawls across the real estate where the bombing took place. One particularly eerie sight is an array of chairs in a field, representing each victim, lit by a translucent cube below each seat. January 2012: Photo added.
According to PRWeek Magazine, PR volunteers "labored just as diligently as their Denver counterparts" to make sure that the April 19th dedication of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, held on the fifth anniversary of the bombing that left 168 dead, "didn't get lost in the shuffle." About 50 members of the PR Society of America volunteered to get the message out, and succeeded in credentialing more than 1,200 members of the press for the dedication ceremonies. The Oklahoma City National Memorial includes "The Field of Chairs" sculpture and a reflecting pool next to a wall with "9:01" carved above its entrance.... [05/07/2000] Complete News Story
A monument and education center is planned to commemorate the victims of Oklahoma City's terrorist bombing on April 19,1995. The Oklahoma City National Memorial will cost $24.1 million and will include a symbolic outdoor memorial, memorial center, interactive learning center and the Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism and Violence.... [11/01/1998] Complete News Story