Historic Route 66 - Oaklahoma City National Memorial - Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 28.367 W 097° 31.027
14S E 634537 N 3926485
Quick Description: This symbolic memorial, a place of quiet reflection, honouring victims, survivors, rescuers and all who were changed forever on April 19, 1995. It encompasses the sacred soil where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood, In Oklahoma City.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 5:26:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMNK21
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
If your tripping Route 66 or in the Oklahoma City area, this is a must visit location, that will live in your mind forever.
Please take the time to visit the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, it's free & open 24/7. & If possible, the museum, the impact is incredible and not to be forgotten!

The A.P. Murrah Building was the scene of the worst home terrorist act on United States soil. This stunning & thought provoking, Symbolic Memorial & Museum, remembers the 168 who were lost & the 680 who were injured.

Historic Route 66 passes cuts right through the middle of Downtown Oklahoma City, switching between 4th, 5th, & 6th streets.

"At 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995 our world changed forever. One hundred sixty-eight innocent people - husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters - lost their lives to a senseless act of domestic terrorism. The Oklahoma City National Memorial encompasses the now sacred soil where the Murrah Federal Building once stood ~ a testament to sorrow, loss and the resilience of the human spirit. My heart broke as I walked this modern trail of tears and reflected on all that could have been but for this terrible moment in time." Text Source: (visit link)

For those in other Countries & States, You can view the site on satellite on Virtual Globetrotting: (visit link)

An idea from a Groundspeak Member gparkes : In order to remember the victims & not the perpetrator.

"So many senseless lives lost. With over 168 benches to choose, if you are planning ahead of time, choose someone that has not been named previously. If you are coming back, and see this waymark, do your best to memorialize in some form or way one of the lost.

Additionally, there is another category named "Dedicated Benches." I completed two, with the hopeful intention that others would follow suit and remember this tragedy."

The National Parks URL link to the National Memorial: (visit link)
The Oklahoma City URL: (visit link)

Hours of Operation:
The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial: is free and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a Year.
The Museum: is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission Prices:
Outdoor Symbolic Memorial
Free and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. National Park Service Rangers are on the site daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, to answer questions.
Museum Tickets*
$15 Adults
$12 Seniors 62+
$12 Military with ID
$12 Students (Age 6 through college with ID)
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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