The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, located in Oklahoma City in the state of Oklahoma, is a 30,000 foot interactive memorial and museum that was established to commemorate the hundreds of people that died and survived in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City back in April 19, 1995. Dedicated by President George W. Bush in 2001, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum now serves as a startling reminder of the horrors that occurred in that dark April day in the hopes of educating locals and tourists alike of the impact of violence and the scars the bombing had left in the lives of the family members the victims have left behind.
Today, the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum serves also to be a source of inspiration with the different exhibits featuring the lives of the survivors and how they had been able to cope with the effects of the bombing had in their lives. Each year, thousands of visitors from all parts of Oklahoma and other parts of the world visit the memorial and museum to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives. The museum is segregated into different sections, each focusing on the different series of events that had led up to the 1995 bombing. Apart from photographs and documentations collected, the exhibit also features original sound recording of the blast and emergency radio broadcasts that were sent immediately after the bombing as well as damaged furniture pieces, fragments of the building and personal items to make visitors come as close as they could get in experiencing the 1995 bombing for themselves.