At the site of the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City, chain link fences are erected to limit access to areas of danger, areas of investigation, etc.
Little did anyone know, these fences, especially the one encompassing the Murrah Federal Building, became hosts to memorial messages. People left clothing, poetry, photographs, key chains, name tags, stuffed animals, jewelry, and whatever they might have on their persons hanging on the fence - so much, in fact, that the fence became an iconic piece of the site.
A portion of the fence remains today as a part of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, and people still leave items on it, wishing to leave a portion of their spirits at the site.
Nearby church structures, like the one behind the fence in this photo, were boarded up, even their stained glass having been broken by the bomb's blast. They were also locations, during rescue and recovery, for families to await news concerning the safety of their loved ones.
were in the Murrah Building at 9:02 on the morning of April 19, 1995.