Bombing survivors worried about National Memorial changes

Tuesday, November 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma City bombing survivors and victims' relatives are concerned about changes at the National Memorial.

The group is worried about pending legislation that would alter the operation and status of the landmark.

They say survivors and family members were left out of the process when the legislation was planned.

The legislation is part of the 2004 Transportation and Treasury Appropriations bill.

Language in the bill calls for the government-owned National Memorial Trust to be dissolved and for the Memorial Foundation to assume private control of the site.

It also calls for the site to relinquish its status as a unit of the National Parks Service and become an affiliate of the parks service.