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    Oklahoma City

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For Teachers

flat Stanley visits the Oklahoma City National Memorial

Flat Stanley visits the memorial

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Welcome to the National Park Service Oklahoma City National Memorial's For Teachers page.

We have compiled a list of useful links which will assist in the difficult, yet important, task of discussing the attack on the federal government with young learners. The strength, courage and resiliency demonstrated by Oklahomans and Americans in response to the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995 is an important lesson to pass on to future generations.

Visiting the Oklahoma City National Memorial Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and Museum assists learners in making a deeper connection to this event. Multiple ways to experience the Oklahoma City National Memorial are available. Schedule a talk with a Park Ranger, tour the museum, and hear personal stories from individuals involved in the aftermath of the attack, "First Person" programs, by calling the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum at (405) 235-3313.

Did You Know?

The empty chairs seen through a redbud tree

The rescue operation involved over 12,000 people, and the rescuers are symbolically represented by the trees in the rescuers orchard, with the Oklahoma redbud trees at the Oklahoma City National Memorial representing the rescuers from Oklahoma who took part in the operation. More...