OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A total of $1.2 million has been donated to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
The museum's executive director, Kari Watkins, says the gifts will help grow the organization's endowment and provide resources to advance the memorial's story in mediums and display artifacts that were not available when the museum was built 2001. So far, the museum has raised $12.2 million toward its $15 million goal.
The memorial honors the 168 people who died in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. John Richels, past chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, says the stories and lessons learned are more important today than they ever have been. Richels says evil takes many forms but that good and the desire to move good forward will always triumph.