Each year on April 19th, people throughout Oklahoma and the nation pause to honor those lost on that tragic day seventeen years ago when a beautiful spring morning was ripped apart by horror and our lives were forever changed.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial will begin the annual Remembrance Ceremony with a welcome and prelude at 8:45 a.m, followed shortly by the traditional 168 seconds of silence at 9:02 a.m. The Edmond North High School Orchestra will the procession and the "Star Spangled Banner," and Mayor Cornett is scheduled to speak on courage and resilience. In addition, Morgan Merrell, whose mother Frankie Ann Merrell was killed in the bombing, will talk about teaching the next generation.
The ceremony lasts about an hour, and a limited number of seedlings from the Survivor Tree will be available. Entry into the museum is free all day following the Remembrance Ceremony, thanks to Cox Communications.
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