Each April, The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum honors those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. This year marks eleven years of remembrance, hope and healing, and the Memorial & Museum is hosting several events in which the public can participate.
The Annual Remembrance Ceremony will take place April 19, 2006, at 9:00 a.m.under the Survivor Tree at the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. The ceremony will include 168 seconds of silence to honor those lost, those who survived and those changed forever; special music; and a reading of the names.
National Park Service Rangers will provide special interpretive talks for the public at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 19 under the Survivor Tree. Beyond the Gates of Time and Rescue Dogs will be the featured topics for
Cox Communications provides free admission on April 19th
Thanks to Cox Communications, visitors to the Memorial Museum will receive complimentary admission on April 19. That day, the Memorial Museum will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with the last admission time at 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 2006, more than 10,000 runners will line the streets of downtown in the sixth annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The race has been called one of the “Twelve Must-Run Races in the World” by Runner’s World Magazine. Join us bright and early Sunday morning at the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and cheer on the runners as they participate in this Run to Remember.
Famed marathoners Bill Rodgers and Dick Beardsley will join the activities again in 2006. These legends of running are always ready and accessible to share their unique running experiences with marathon event participants.
The Marathon Health and Fitness Expo will be held April 28 and 29 at the Cox Convention Center, with shoe and apparel vendors, running clinics and other event of interest to everyone – runners or not.
Don’t Miss The Enemy Within: Terror in America – 1776 to Today
To commemorate five years of operation, The Memorial Museum presents this special traveling exhibit from the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.
From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism, this exhibition uncovers the forgotten stories of domestic terrorists and foreign agents, militant radicals and saboteurs who have threatened America’s sense of security over the past 200 years. Through interactive exhibits, thought-provoking films, and guest polling, THE ENEMY WITHIN explores nine major events and periods in U.S. History when America felt threatened by enemies within its borders. THE ENEMY WITHIN will be on display through August 6, 2006.
The Memorial and Museum are dedicated to educating visitors about the impact
The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free of charge. The Memorial Museum is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1-6p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62+) and $6 for students (5-college with valid ID). Children under 5 are admitted free. Group rates are available. Special exhibits are included in the cost of admission. Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. daily.
For more information on the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, call (888) 542-HOPE or visit www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org.
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