On the recent trip to Oklahoma City for the first History Camp session, I was able to take some separate time to enjoy at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Our first session, as previously reported, was based on that member of the National Park family. I have taken a number of visits to downtown Oklahoma City, so I have taken pictures of the memorial in the past, but I couldn't resist doing the same, too.
It was a bright, sunny day, and as it was Independence Day, the field of 168 empty chairs was adorned with American flags.
There were not very many visitors on the Fourth of July; in fact, even the interstates and downtown streets were surprisingly vacant. On the following day, however, there was a moderate crowd perusing and pondering both the outdoor displays and the indoor exhibits (and the traffic was standard city fare).
Situated nearby is the newer federal building (the former being the building that was bomb-attacked in 1995. This new structure is guarded from vehicles parking too closely and boasts bomb-proof glass windows.