Photo of the Day – Memorial

The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is a beautiful 3.3 acre site in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Memorial has transformed the original site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and also encompasses what once was Fifth Street, the former Journal Record Newspaper Building and five other parcels of land that were located just to the north of the bombed building. Today, you will greeted by the Gates of Time, and learn the story through symbolic elements including a Field of Empty Chairs, A Reflecting Pool, the Survivor Tree, the Rescuers’ Orchard, the Survivor Wall, a Children’s Area and the fence that originally protected the crime scene which even today gathers objects of remembrance and hope. This site is meant to be symbolic and reflective and visitors are encouraged to go into the Museum to learn the facts and the personal stories of how horror has been transformed by hope. This Memorial conveys the impact of violence and also offers visitors comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.

 

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