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The Friends of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion has revealed its 2020 Oklahoma Holiday Ornament design honors the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
“The 2020 ornament is one of many ways we continue to tell the story of this tragic day in our state’s history,” Oklahoma First Lady and Friends of the Mansion Chairperson Sarah Stitt said.
“Since 1995, Oklahomans have come a long way and this year’s ornament serves as a reminder that, in the face of tragedy, our state comes together in a unique way to lift one another up.”
The ornament features the Survivor Tree which stands at the site of the bombing. It is now a prominent feature to honor the 168 lives lost in the act of domestic terrorism.
“We’re thrilled about this opportunity to honor the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing through the state’s annual holiday ornament,” Oklahoma City Memorial Executive Director Kari Watkins said.
“As Oklahomans, it’s imperative that we remember and honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever on April 19, 1995. This ornament is a beautiful tribute to them and the state of Oklahoma as a whole.”
This year’s ornament can be purchased directly from the Friends of the Mansion website, in the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum gift shop and from select retail stores around the state.
Funds from the ornament go directly back to the Friends of the Mansion mission, which is to preserve and promote the Oklahoma Governor’s mansion for generations of Oklahomans to come.