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Sunday, December 7, 2014
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
So this was a somber place.
We went on Thanksgiving which prompted us to think...I don't know...perhaps more? The museum was closed so we were only able to walk around the memorial grounds. Symbolism everywhere.
The chairs representing the children are shorter/smaller than the chairs for adults. They, the chairs, are arranged in a specific order. They have a Survivor's Wall. That wall has inscripted on it (the wall remaining from the bombing) the names of those who survived. I loved that they turned that into a positive because so many walls engrave the names of those who have died. The gates to the monument show the time before the bombing and the time after. 9:01 represents the innocence of a day just like any other. 9:03 represents looking toward the future and moving on with hope. In case you didn't catch that, the bombing happened at 9:02 a.m.
If you get the chance, go.