Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building

Memorial a testament to Oklahoma's resolve

Memorial a testament to Oklahoma's resolve

OKLAHOMA CITY — The office clock displayed in the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is frozen at 9:02 and 37 seconds.

It marks a passage in history, the day Oklahoma City — and the whole country — changed forever. At that moment April 19, 1995, Americans realized that if Oklahoma City wasn't safe from a terrorist bomb blast, no place was.

Then recently, Oklahoma was struck again, this time by nature in the form of a monster tornado. The museum-memorial complex was not damaged by the tornado that ravaged suburban Oklahoma City on May 20, though it may be a factor in recovery. The museum maintains programs that help young people cope with tragedy, and the storm...