Learning of the Oklahoma City bombing was a total shock to me. I didn’t realize that had happened in our history. I’ve been to a lot of memorials in our travels but this one hit me a little differently. It’s impossible to wrap my brain around the fact that one of our “own” inflicted that much pain and trauma on fellow American citizens. The section about the day care hit me the hardest. Walking around and seeing photos of innocent, beautiful babies that died that day was almost unbearable. The National Park Service did a phenomenal job of honoring the victims, the survivors, the rescue workers while telling the story of that awful day.
If you go, we suggest that you start with the museum because some of it is pretty tough to get through. We don’t want that to deter anyone, however, because the museum deals with so many aspects of the tragedy. Each part of the story is told in a very visual and poignant way. The Memorial, which is outside, offers much hope and reminders of the very selfless and courageous response of the citizens of Oklahoma. It is a beautiful place. Nearly every aspect of it is symbolic of different aspects of that day.
To get a Jr. Ranger booklet at this Memorial, you must find a Ranger. I spoke with two of them. They were both very nice. There is so much to this Memorial and the booklet helped us understand it better.
After the Memorial, we met our customer and his family at Fassler Hall. It’s a very good German restaurant. Thank you so much! We enjoyed getting to know your wonderful family.
For more photos about this Memorial, please see: https://www.facebook.com/wildlifeonthego/posts/1922103911394828