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Changes Coming to Bombing Memorial
Changes are coming to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.
Timothy McVeigh, one of the men behind the bombing, will be included in a
lot of the new additions.
"She was on the fourth floor and when
the bombing happened she just went straight down," said Jeannine Gist.
"And it was ten days before they found her."
Jeannine Gist has walked through the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum before.
"That's my daughter's watch," said Gist. "It was recovered from the bombing."
But the memories of losing her daughter that day don't get easier.
"Every time I come in here it's difficult," said Gist.
This is the first time Gist is seeing changes the museum is making for the future.
"This is all new," said Gist. "They didn't have this before."
Among other things, the museum is adding several artifacts from Timothy McVeigh, one of the men behind the bombing.
not really about Timothy McVeigh," said Kari Watkins, Executive
Director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. "It's really about the
choices and the consequences of those choices that he made."
sign from the hotel McVeigh stayed in will go on one of the walls. The
car McVeigh was driving and the shirt he was wearing the day he was
arrested will also be in the museum.
"It hurts your stomach," said Gist.
However, Gist says she's glad these one time pieces of evidence are now going to the museum.
"I think people outta know the whole story," said Gist.
museum plans to make the updates in stages. It hopes to have everything
done by the 20th anniversary of the bombing, in April of 2015.
Posted: Monday, November 12 2012, 09:46 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. Legislature honors Moore schools educators
May 23, 2013 22:06 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Legislature is honoring two educators from a school district where a massive tornado destroyed one elementary school and heavily damaged another.
Robert Romines, incoming superintendent of Moore Public Schools, and Shelly McMillin, principal of Briarwood Elementary School, appeared before the Oklahoma House and Senate Thursday.
Their visit comes after a monstrous tornado ripped through Moore on Monday and destroyed the Plaza Towers Elementary School, killing seven third-graders. The same tornado heavily damaged Briarwood.
Romines says the area has witnessed a lot of devastation, but that it will rebuild. He asked lawmakers to pray for strength and wisdom and courage for the community.
Superintendent of Schools Janet Barresi says the Board of Education has agreed to suspend the remainder of Moore's school year and has waived some reporting requirements.
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