Oklahoma City National Memorial

“We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever.” The Field of Empty Chairs represents the 168 people who lost their lives at 9:02 am on April 19, 1995 in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. The chairs are placed in 9 rows representing the 9 floors of the building and the specific floor on which each person was located at the time of the bombing. Five separate chairs honor those who were killed outside the building. The wall behind the Chairs is the only remaining part of the original building. The reflecting pool is bordered on one end by a wall engraved 9:01 am, the last moment of innocence for our country, and the other end shown in this picture (9:03 am), the moment of aftermath and hope for the future.

Author: Valerie Fall

I live part time in the San Joaquin Valley of California and in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona. California and Arizona both offer great opportunities for photography. I look forward to sharing images from wherever my travels take me.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. I had forgotten the details and reread the history. Incredible also, that nobody was suspicious about the purchase of the material and reported.

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