OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM OFFERING FREE ADMISSION ON APRIL 19

Ch 9 - April 19, 2024 6:55 am

While survivors, victims’ families and others from the community gather at the Oklahoma City National Memorial in remembrance, the museum located next to the hallowed ground will be free to visitors.

Looking back on the 29 years since the Oklahoma City Bombing, president and CEO of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Kari Watkins said April 19 is a day to come together and remember.

“Many will come here to remember, and we want to make sure there’s always a place and a space to remember,” Watkins said. “We don’t want to educate without remembering, and we don’t want to remember without educating.”

Watkins said despite the passage of time, the resilience demonstrated by the Oklahoma community has not changed.

“These incredible family members, survivors, first responders [and] investigators, unbelievable work that they did and what they went through,” Watkins said. “Just the resilient and credible people they are… they are remarkable, and they are the focus of today.”

Watkins said Apr. 19 is about coming together and learning, about each other and the world.

“Our world is changing, we have to figure out how to continue to bring people together… to find common ground,” Watkins said. “We have to figure out how to come back to the middle and talk, it shouldn’t take a tragedy to unite the world.”

 

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