The Field of Empty Chairs

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Kay Martinez

This area at Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is called The Field of Empty Chairs. According to the Memorial, the 168 chairs represent the lives taken on April 19, 1995. They stand in nine rows to represent each floor of the building, and each chair bears the name of someone killed on that floor. Nineteen smaller chairs stand for the children. I had a strange feeling of the time stood still.

Location: Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

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