I visited one night. After working all day I stopped by the site of the memorial.
The bomb went off at 9:02 a.m. There were archways at either endof the memorial. One had the time 9:01 inscribed on it, to indicate the last minute of peace harmony. The other one said 9:03, to represent the time when the world around was changed forever.
There were a number of different memorials throughout the grounds. One was a tribute showing empty chairs, one for each of the victims. The children were represented by small chairs. The chairs each bear the name of one of the victims and are placed in a special pattern to represent where each of the victims was at the time of the disaster.
It was kind of eerie, particularly at night; beautiful, yet tragic.over 4 years ago