Oklahoma National Memorial
Oklahoma City National Memorial
is the United States’ largest
national memorial in existence. It
was built in 1997 to honor the
victims that suffered, the survivors
that endured as well as the rescuers
that persevered during the Oklahoma
City bombing on the 19th of April,
year 1995. The national memorial
replaced the once site of Alfred P.
Murrah Federal Building, which was
one of the casualties in the 1995
bombing, at the corner of N. Harvey
Avenue and N. Robinson Avenue
The national memorial was formalized
by the Oklahoma City National
Memorial Act of 1997, which was
signed by then President Bill
Clinton on the 9th of October in
1997. Being part of the historic
the National Park Service, the
national memorial was formally
registered at the National Register
of Historic Places on the same day.
It was then put under the care and
management of the Oklahoma City
National Memorial Foundation.
On the 19th of April in 2000, the
national memorial was officially
dedicated in conjunction with the
commemoration of the bombing’s fifth
anniversary. The following year, the
National Memorial Museum was also
dedicated on the 19th of February.
The National Museum can be found at
the northern section of the memorial
grounds, together with the Institute
for the Prevention of Terrorism;
both of which take shelter at the
old Journal Record Building.