In Remembrance Quilt
Individuals from across the country wanted to show their love and support to all those impacted by the bombing. A year after the April 19, 1995, bombing, Robin F. Hart sent this quilt top to Mayor Ron Norick’s office. Printed in black ink on the back, bottom right corner, is the reason Robin created the quilt and its significance, “This quilt is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, as well as to their families. It is also dedicated to the survivors and the rescue workers. My heart goes out to every one of you. This is my way of showing my sorrow for what happened on that tragic day. I will never forget. To the families, I hope this brings some comfort to your hearts. I know we will never know the pain you have endured.
The Significance of the Quilt – The American Flag symbolizes those of us you may never know, but who share your pain. Although their lives were lost, America is brought together. The cross, which is made up of carnations, daisies, roses and tulips, represents the lost lives in recognition of the sacrifice and suffering they endured. The meaning of the flowers in the cross: the carnations for my poor heart, the white daisies for innocence, roses for purity and love, and the tulips are a declaration of love. The daisies failing from the cross represent all the innocent children. The quilted tear drops represent my tears and those of many other Americans. ‘Tears for the Innocent,’ Robin F. Hart, Fredericksburg, Virginia, April 1996.”