Bill Glass was a "Tech Specialist" for @FEMA USAR Florida Task Force 1. He filmed stories of his team "helping our fellow Americans recover their loved ones from this terrible tragedy." His story, along with other stories of first responders from across the country, is told inside the Museum.
Mary Martha Calo, a firefighter and paramedic with @miamidadefirerescue , responded to the bombing as a member of Florida Task Force 1. Eleven @FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams from around the country arrived in Oklahoma City after the bombing.
Mark Connella, a paramedic firefighter from Shreveport, talks on his cell phone at the corner of NW 5th and Harvey, near where the 9:03 Gate stands today. Connella was trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and helped organize debriefings for rescue workers in Oklahoma City.
On this day in 1998 – survivor Arlene Blanchard and Clint Seidl, whose mother was killed in the bombing, read the Memorial Mission Statement while Vice President @algore and @okcfire Chief Gary Marrs look on at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial.
Well-known Oklahoma City artist Greg Burns created watercolor drawings of the Oklahoma City National Memorial to help raise funds for the Memorial. “There were millions who helped out, any way they could,” said Burns. For me, this was my small part – part of good citizenship and just part of being a caring human being.” #NationalArtDay
Wilma Melville (pictured on the left) arrived in Oklahoma City with members of @FEMA USAR California Task Force 2. After seeing the magnitude of the devastation she founded @searchdogfoundation , which offers professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program to first responders.
Officer Rockie Yardley of @edmondokpd arrived at the Federal Building within 30 minutes of the bombing and assisted with rescue and recovery for more than 30 days. Here, he is attending the May 5, 1995, ceremony marking the change from rescue to recovery with his son Max. Officer Rockie recently retired from the force after 39 years of service.
Honored to be named “Best-Designed Museum” in Oklahoma by @archdigest ! Visit the Memorial Museum to find out why.
Bobby G. Altstatt responded to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing as a Chaplain with the Village Police Department. He led a closing prayer when the last three victims were recovered on May 29. Here, he is pictured with Chaplain Jack Poe and Major General Steve Cortright of the Oklahoma National Guard.
@atfhq agent Mark Michalic took this photograph of fellow agents working evidence recovery in the area around the Survivor Tree. Michalic first heard about the bombing on a radio call from his fellow agent Luke Franey, who was trapped in his office in the Federal Building.
In 1995, Cindy Orr was Executive Director for the Oklahoma Nurses Association. She set up a phone bank for nurses and other medical personnel to volunteer their services. Orr and her staff took more than 1,600 calls on the first day. #OklahomaStandard
The Day One Luncheon is underway. As with all Memorial events, we begin with a moment of silence, as #WeRemember.