Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Visiting the Memorial

Yesterday (Monday July 4th) I had the opportunity to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum for the first time.  The Memorial and the Museum were somber and breathtakingly beautiful.  I had no idea what to expect and I was so moved that on a number of occasions it took everything I had to not completely breakdown. 

Truly, an amazing job was done in the designing of the Memorial and the Museum.  My only complaint is that nowhere was there a list of the people that helped in the design and execution process.  It is obvious that a lot of people spent countless hours working on the Memorial and it is a shame that they haven’t been recognized.  Obviously it shouldn’t be grandiose or anything but a simple plaque with the names of those who worked on putting it all together would be a nice touch. 

Anyone who lived through that horrible day in 1995 should try to make it out to the Memorial at least once before leaving this Earth.  And for those who either weren’t alive and weren’t in Oklahoma on April 19th, this is something that so amazingly captures one of the greatest tragedies in American history while also highlighting the resiliency and spirit of the people of this great state and nation. 

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