Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
Over spring break I took a Greyhound bus down to Oklahoma to meet my uncle. From there we then traveled to Denton, Texas, where he lives. When my bus got to Oklahoma City, we stopped by the famous Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. I had not heard its story before, but I learned it then.
The Alfred P. Murrah building was a Federal Government building which was bombed on April 19, 1995, by Timothy McVeigh, who parked a rental car in front of the building with explosives. At 9:02 in the morning that day, the bombs went off, killing 168 people.
The memorial stands as a remembrance of the first act of domestic terrorism in America and every single chair represent a person that died. The smaller chairs represent children that died.
The place was beautiful. I was glad I started my spring break with a learning experience.