The Survivor Tree, an American elm, survived the blast and is part of the Memorial.What was once an ignored, unassuming urban tree is now an iconic symbol of hope.
At 9:02 am April 19, 1995 a bomb exploded at the Murrah Federal Buidling in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, destroying one side of the building, damaging several adjacent buildings, injuring 680 people and killing 168 people, including 19 children.
Until September 11, 2001, it was the deadliest terrorist attack on United States soil; it remains the worst domestic terrorist attack.
A memorial and museum now stand in silent tribute and remembrance.
ABOVE: The Reflecting Pool and Field of Empty Chairs; the museum entrance, and window overlooking the memorial
the chainlink fence displays mementos
sections of the original building as they were immediately after the bombing
There is chair for each person who died that day, 168.
What was once an ignored, unassuming urban tree is now an iconic symbol of hope.
Tiles painted by children from all over the country, gifted to the museum, and displayed at the outside ntrance.
Here’s an introduction to my home state and my alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.
Taken together, Oklahoma Sooners reflects our state’s American Indian and pioneer heritage and, today, symbolizes a special university spirit that values resilience and perseverance as well as the inclusivity that unites all who are a part of the University of Oklahoma family.
Mr. Simms graduated from the school of fine arts at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in sculpture and painting. He was a star performer on the Sooner track team, and set the Big Six record in the high jump and high hurdles. He also ran the mile, low hurdles and did the broad jump.
He was selected as one of the most promising students in the university, to do a sculptural design for a gateway presented by his class to the university. (info not confirmed, source newspapers.com)