Monumental twin bronze gates frame the moment of destruction - 9:02 - and mark the formal entrances to the Outdoor Memorial. 9:01, found on the eastern gate, represents the last moments of peace, while its opposite on the western gate, 9:03, represents the first moments of recovery.
Renee Pendley reacts to hearing the news that Timothy McVeigh is dead June 11, 2001 at the memorial chair of her best friend, Teresa Lauderdale, while visiting the Oklahoma City National Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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The Memorial Museum provides a powerful experience for all visitors as it takes them through the day of April 19, 1995, and those that followed. Visitors leave with a complete understanding of the impact of violence, and a sense of hope and resilience for the future. This tour highlights the Memorial Museum’s Gallery of Honor, which pays tribute to the 168 who were killed. Click the photo for your virtual tours.
A Look at Numbers
Murrah Building Bombing – A Look at Numbers
* 168 People Killed * 19 Children Killed * 1 Rescuer Killed (Rebecca Anderson) * 850 People Injured * 85 Rescuers Suffered Minor Injuries * 30 Children Orphaned * 219 Children Lost at Least One Parent * 462 People Left Homeless * 7,000 People Left Without a Workplace * 12,384 Volunteers and Rescue Workers Participated in Rescue, Recovery and Support. * 387,000 Estimated number of people in Oklahoma City who knew someone killed or injured in the bombing (more than a third of the population). * 190,000 Estimated people in Oklahoma City who attended funerals for bombing victims (19% of the population). * 168 children eligible for scholarship money from bombing funds raised by Governor Frank Keating, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Federal Employees . . . $8.9 million. * 123 Children have already received scholarship money. Over 300 Buildings Were Damaged or Destroyed More Than 1000 People Survived
Locations of Deaths and Injuries
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
(361 total occupants on April 19, 1995) 163 deaths 118 workers 15 children in Day Care 4 children visitors 26 adult visitors 166 injured
Journal Record Building
(303 total occupants on April 19, 1995) 0 deaths 126 injured
(164 total occupants on April 19, 1995) 0 deaths 77 injured
Water Resources Board Building
(65 total occupants on April 19, 1995) 2 deaths 39 injured
(5 total occupants on April 19, 1995) 1 death 4 injured
Outside near the blast
1 death 167 injuries occurred in other buildings near the blast 60 injuries occurred out of doors
Search & Rescue Operation
98 of those killed and 140 injured were federal government employees 3 of those killed and 126 injured were state government employees
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