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April 19, 2014
19th Annual Remembrance Ceremony
Lead by Chairman and Family Member Susan Winchester, the 19th Annual Remembrance Ceremony could not have seen a more beautiful morning. Governor Mary Fallin, Representative James Lankford and Mayor Mick Cornett spoke about the need to keep this story relevant. As is tradition, all in attendance observed 168 seconds of silence at 9:02 a.m., led by Ellie Lottenville, reflecting the moment the nation was changed forever.

Please be sure to post pictures and stories on the Memorial social media pages today. Use hashtag #ForeverChanged to share your story with others.

The Memorial Museum is FREE today thanks to Cox Community Day! Cox Community Day aims to ensure all are able to learn the lessons of the Oklahoma City bombing, and we encourage all to join us during this Day of more »
April 19, 2014
7th Annual Motorcycle Run
The 7th Annual Motorcycle Run or The Ride to Remember saw bikers from across the state and as far away as Florida! Riders met at Papas Leather on 23rd, and made their first stop the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum where they placed a wreath in the Field of Empty Chairs. This year was the largest event with well over 1,000 riders!

All proceeds from the run benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & more »

New Lesson Plans Available!
With the opening of the relocated Gallery of Honor and enhanced Those Who Were Killed interactives, five new lesson plans have been added to the Education section of the Memorial website. Respect, resilience and responsibility continue to be the focus as we seek to maintain relevance while teaching students about the impact of violence and the intended and unintended consequences of our choices and more »

Free Museum Admission for Oklahoma City Residents
On April 22, 1889, at noon, Oklahoma City grew overnight to a city of 10,000 residents in a single day. This year, the 125th anniversary of the Land Run of 1889, the city will celebrate its founding and unique history with various events around the city!

To celebrate, and with thanks to Allegiance Credit Union the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum will be FREE for all Oklahoma City residents on April 22nd! Just bring your drivers license with Oklahoma City address or an Oklahoma City water bill to take more »
April 11, 2014
9:03 Fund Reaches $15 Million Milestone
The 9:03 Fund reached an important milestone today, surpassing its $15 million goal by nearly $300,000. Co-Chairs John Richels and Mike Turpen addressed campaign donors and the media as they recognized this milestone and the newest donors who made it possible. Memorial Chairman Susan Winchester and Executive Director Kari Watkins explained how the donations have already allowed for the completion and opening of Phase 1 of the Museum Enhancements. Phase I includes a new Gallery of Honor entrance and computer interactives that allow visitors to delve even deeper into the lives of those who were more »
April 10, 2014
Family Members and Survivors Tour
Newly Opened Gallery of Honor
Family Members and Survivors of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing joined us for the opening of the updated Gallery of Honor, marking the end of Phase 1 of the Museum Enhancements. These important constituents saw the new entrance to the Gallery, and browsed through images, videos and stories of those who were killed in new interactive stations that add unparalleled depth to each persons story. We welcome all visitors to come experience the new Gallery of more »

PHASE I of Museum Enhancement Nears Completion – Opens this Week
Phase I of the Museum Enhancements opens this week and Memorial staff, exhibit designers and installers are working around the clock putting on the finishing touches. The relocated Gallery of Honor is breathtaking as are the new stories, exhibits and interactives that are being added to the more »
March 31, 2014
Roméo Dallaire Receives the 2014 Reflections of Hope Award
The 2014 Reflections of Hope Award was presented to Roméo Dallaire at the annual Reflections of Hope Award Dinner. Dallaire is being honored for his work in human rights, genocide prevention, and war-affected children. He founded the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, an organization committed to ending the use of child soldiers worldwide. Its unique approach, working with military police and peacekeeping forces, is breaking new ground and is a critical part of interrupting the cycle of recruitment of children by armed more »
March 14, 2014
Cheyenne Middle School Raises Funds for Memorial
On behalf of the Cheyenne Middle School eighth grade class, Family and Consumer Science Teacher Lori Goodbary presented Education Coordinator Lynne Porter and survivor Terri Talley with a check for $1,200. Since 2005, students have given a portion of the proceeds from their Annual Walkathon to the Memorial, and their total gift is now more than $8,400! Students explored the Museum, experienced a First Person program, and toured the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial as part of their study of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, and the important Lessons Learned as a result. Teachers prepared students for the visit by using the Hope Trunk, a traveling resource provided by the more »

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