OKC National Memorial is Looking Back • Thinking Forward

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OKC National Memorial is Looking Back • Thinking Forward

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 20:48
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While continuing to “Look Back,” the OKC National Memorial and Museum has a renewed mission to “Think Forward.”
April 19, 2020 will be the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building and memorial leaders say we stand at a turning point. The new “Looking Back • Thinking Forward” logo is designed to help people to envision the path ahead.
The National Memorial and Museum hosted a Day One luncheon when Executive Director Kari Watkins and incoming Board of Trustees Chairman Bob Ross announced a renewed vision for the memorial. That started with the Day One luncheon — the first day of 168 leading up to the 25th anniversary. Each day until the anniversary, the memorial will honor one of those who were killed, those who survived and the team of first responders who were changed forever.
New “Gates of Time” Thunder jerseys were revealed, one of which are to be presented to each of the 168 families of those who were killed in what was then the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.
New exhibits are set to be added to the museum and others are going to be updated.
Better conversations about tough topics are the making. These are designed to help students and adults learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully by listening carefully and changing the questions they ask and how they ask them.
The museum has launched an all-new website, memorialmuseum.org, and free admission is available once a month. Family members of those killed will be united for a remembrance reception during the anniversary week.
“We want to make sure the story is as relevant today as it was 25 years ago,” Watkins said.
Co-Chairmen Mike Turpen and Sally Starling also announced the formation of Looking Back • Thinking Forward Fund to foster the mission. The goal is $14 million.