A Fourth Anniversary Trip for Richard and Abby
Abby walks along the reflecting pool at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
With Abby unable to get enough vacation time for a longer trip like our traditional adventures out west, we decided to spend our anniversary in the Oklahoma City metro area, including the elegant memorial for the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building downtown. (Photos by Richard R. Barron unless noted otherwise.)
The "Survivor Tree" (Photo by Abby S. M. Barron)
Downtown buildings in the background (Photo by Abby S. M. Barron).
Abby leaves a message with chalk in the children's section.
Hand prints in the children's section (Photo by Abby S. M. Barron).
The Journal-Record building to the north.
Holly against blue sky, south side of the memorial.
Richard photographs a bronze medallion on the Murrah Building foundation (Photo by Abby S. M. Barron).
There is a memorial chair for each of the 169 who were killed the day of the bombing
The "Survivor Tree" seen in the reflecting pool (Photo by Abby S. M. Barron).
Abby makes an image looking north; we had a perfect day for our visit.
Overview showing the chairs, the reflecting pool, the Survivor Tree, and the Journal-Record building (Photo by Abby S. M. Barron).
Bird silhouette in the reflecting pool.
"The Fence" is a relic from the period immediately after the bombing, where people left memoirs prior to the creation of the memorial, and to this day. Abby was moved by the entire memorial, but when she got to the fence, she was unable to hold back her tears (Photo by Abby S. M. Barron).
The Alfred P. Murrah Building as it appeared on April 19, 1995.