Today is the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City which took the lives of 168 innocent people, including many small children. The following are pictures of the Oklahoma City National Memorial taken in 2000.
View of the Field of Empty Chairs, one of the two Gates of Time (9:03), and the Reflecting Pool.
Field of Empty Chairs.
Part of the Children's Area. More than 5,000 hand-painted tiles, from all over the United States and Canada, were made by children and sent to Oklahoma City after the bombing in 1995.
And Jesus Wept. On a corner adjacent to the memorial is a sculpture of Jesus weeping erected by St. Joseph's Catholic Church. St. Joseph's, one of the first brick and mortar churches in the city, was almost completely destroyed by the blast.