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09-10-2008, 01:35 PM
New lights planned for chairs at bombing memorial
September 10, 2008 09:19 EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- New lights are planned for the chairs that represent bombing victims at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

Memorial officials say new LED lights will be installed on the chairs and will make them as bright as they were when the memorial opened in 2000.

The chairs represent the 168 people who died as a result of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

The project is expected to cost up to $30,000 and will continue for a few weeks.


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09-10-2008, 02:40 PM
Here's 3 minute video the Memorial produced over the chair lighting project:

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Official Website (

And this is from their blog:

Oklahoma City National Memorial (

Illuminating Hope

We tested the first 16 chairs that were relamped today and they are gorgeous! The LED lighting is magnificent and the clarity of being able to read the names is the best it has ever been. You can read the chairs on the last row from standing on the pathway around the Reflecting Pool. We had one small hiccup with the first eight, but the team figured out the problem, solved it amid raindrops falling on their head and got them working as designed.

The team of Mark, Patrick, Lance combined with Peter of OESCO and Randy Roberts have really hit a homerun. Hans and Torrey seem very pleased as well. We are installing another 32 lighting systems today. As you know, we are going to move through this over the next three weeks at a very rapid pace (weather permitting) so that we have the chair project complete and the visitors experience the consistency of the new lighting mechanism.

If you are downtown in the evening, drive by and check it out. The first 16 chairs on the west end of the Field of Empty Chairs have been replaced and we will work east from there. I think you will like what you see!

Kari Watkins
Executive Director