On our way back from our yearly, national car meet, we figured we were just too close to the Memorial site not to stop and experience it. It was a very moving experience. Quite a bit more than I expected actually. The reflecting pool resides where the street used to be. This was where the truck with the bomb in it was placed. The chairs reside where the building used to be. Each chair has a persons name on it. One for each person killed. Some of the chairs are smaller than others. Those represent the children. The pine trees, at full height will be about 90 feet tall, equivalent to a 9 story building, just like the one destroyed by the blast. Each entrance at either end of the reflecting pool has a time on it. 9:01 and 9:03. The blast occured between these at 9:02 am. It takes about a minute to walk from one end to the other. Each chair has a name engraved in the glass at the bottom. They are situated in rows corresponding to the floors they were on when they were killed. Notice some chairs are smaller than others. Sometimes we forget that there were people involved, and they all had faces and names and families just like the rest of us. These photos and mementos helped provide a rememberance of that. This is part of the original fence that was put in place in the days after the blast. They decided to keep it as part of the memorial. Across the street is "Jesus wept." This is part of the original foundation that was left after the demolition. Above it hangs the survivors list, as this is not only a memorial to the ones who died, but to the ones left scarred for life by being a part of this American nightmare.