About the OKC Memorial
The April 19, 1995 terror attack of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was the nations worst terrorist disaster until the events of 9/11. After the bombing of the Murrah building, which killed 168 people, Mayor Ron Norick appointed a 350-member Task Force responsible for developing an appropriate memorial to honor those touched by the event. Over the course of a year, information was gathered from the government, families, survivors, and the general public and the result is a memorial that continues to touch the lives of thousands of visitors each year. The Memorial and Museum offers a complete history of the events leading up to the bombing, as well as a mission that involves remembrance, peace, spirituality and hope, recognition and learning so that OKC can continue to heal from this terrorist event.