Oklahoma City National Memorial

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Oklahoma City National Memorial

Address:620 N Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Web: www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org
Size: 6.2 acres.
Established: Established on October 9, 1997; redesignated as an affiliated area of the National Park Service on January 23, 2004. The national memorial and museum are owned and operated by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.
Location:In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, between Robinson and Harvey streets on the east and west, and between Sixth and Fourth streets on the north and south.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é).
Activities:Group tours (reservations available).
Special Features:Memorial honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995. Site includes three separate components: the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, the Memorial Center, and the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (www.mipt.org).

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The Dita tree, like most native trees is a survivor tree.
Seedlings from the Survivor Tree have been planted in remembrance of all lost loved ones, in all states of the union, as well as at the memorial site of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
In some instances, trees are used as monuments, such as the Survivor Tree at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, to serve as a witness to tragedy and a symbol of strength.
Nearly dead when its badly burned root was pulled from the towers' smoldering wreckage, the so-called survivor tree was struck by lightning two years ago and replanted at the site after being nursed back to life a second time.
And true to its name, the Survivor Tree is standing tall at the Memorial.
After laying the simple wreath of red, white and blue flowers at the foot of the Survivor Tree, which was damaged in the September 11, 2001 attack but later freed from the rubble, Mr Obama stood for a moment's silence.
When a survivor tree is selected for study, fresh shoots are cut from as near the top as possible.
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The trees have proven to be very popular; the Survivor Tree stands as a symbol of strength in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City.
I assume the Survivor Tree is from the Murrah Building Plaza area, and I do hope its progeny can be out-planted as a reminder that bad things can happen here at home, as well as abroad, too.
But saving Oklahoma City's Survivor Tree is no everyday matter.

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