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Oklahoma City Memorial and Bricktown July 27

July 27 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm


The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial stands on the now-sacred ground where the events of April 19, 1995, unfolded. What was once the footprint of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Fifth Street, the Athenian Building and Oklahoma Water Resources Board are now the Field of Empty Chairs, Reflecting Pool and Rescuers’ Orchard.

These monumental twin gates frame the moment of destruction – 9:02 AM – and mark the formal entrances to the Memorial. The 9:01 Gate represents the innocence before the attack. The 9:03 Gate symbolizes the moment healing began.

The pool occupies what was once N.W. Fifth Street. Here, a shallow depth of gently flowing water helps soothe wounds, with calming sounds providing a peaceful setting for quiet thoughts. The placid surface creates the reflection of someone changed forever by their visit to the Memorial.

The 168 Chairs represent those killed on April 19, 1995. They stand in nine rows, each representing a floor of the Federal Building where the field is now located. Each chair bears the name of someone killed on that floor. Nineteen smaller chairs stand for the children.

On the east end of the Memorial stands the only remaining walls from the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. These walls remind us of those who survived the attack – many with serious injuries. Today, more than 600 names are inscribed on salvaged pieces of granite from the Federal Building lobby.

The Survivor Tree, an American elm, bore witness to the violence of April 19, 1995, and withstood the full force of the attack. Years later, it continues to stand as a living symbol of resilience. The circular promontory surrounding the tree offers a place for gathering and viewing the Memorial.

Ticket price includes admission into the museum.

We will leave the parking lot across from the downtown Van Buren Post Office at 7am and return at 6pm.  Other arrangements will be made for our NWA guests.  Lunch at Bricktown is on your own.  There are many options to choose from as you stroll the Riverwalk or take a boat through Bricktown and enjoy the sites.


July 27
7:00 am - 6:00 pm


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OKC Memorial and Bricktown
We will visit the OKC Memorial and Museum in the morning and then head to Bricktown where you will have time to browse, shop and enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many restaurants available. Ticket price includes admission into the museum.
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