Following the Are We There Yet Tour, today’s episode is the Tragedy Tour. We visited two of our nations great tragedies.
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
This morning we visited the Oklahoma National Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City where 168 people lost their lives on April 19, 1995 when the Murrah Federal Building was bombed.
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The memorial features a reflecting pool, two gates of time, the Field of Chairs, the Survivor Tree, a Memorial Fence, a Children’s Area, Rescuer’s Orchard and a museum. More information can be found here.
The memorial is very well designed and presented.
The Sixth Floor Museum
We then moved on to Dallas and Dealy Plaza where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
This is the old School Book Depository building overlooking Dealy Plaza where the young president was in a limousine at about the same location as the second car (above) when Lee Harvey Oswald fired from the sixth floor corner window killing President Kennedy. Oswald had bought the gun for $12.78.
The building now houses a museum and it’s very moving to visit, especially if you remember the events of that day. More information on the Sixth Floor Museum.
I would have posted more pictures but I’m having trouble with my graphic software on my laptop.
Tomorrow it’s off to Austin and then San Antonio. We’re supposed to run into some rain tomorrow afternoon or evening. Hopefully we’ll be done riding for the day.
We miss you Mel and Janet.