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This site is the official homepage of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. This group is comprised of family members and friends of those whose lives ended when a terrorist bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. We are committed to seeking the truth about this tragedy and keeping the memory of our loved ones alive.

The Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. was established in 2017 to remember the 270 lives lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988.

Syracuse University Annual Memorial Service

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at 2:03 p.m. EST, the Syracuse University, Lockerbie and Pan Am communities gathered virtually for the annual Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Service. The service, hosted by the Dean and Chaplains of Hendricks Chapel, honored the 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students, who were killed when Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland on that date and time 32 years ago.

View a video of the service here or visit https://remembrance.syr.edu/events/pan-am-flight-103-memorial-service/.

Statement on New US DOJ Charges

First and foremost, I’d like to thank Attorney General Barr, Director Wray, the prosecutors at the DC US Attorney Office. I think I speak for a majority of family members when I say that we are justified, vindicated, our patience and persistence proved fruitful with this decision today. The motto of the family members over the past 32 years has been “The truth must be known.” Today confirms what we believed to be true and a step forward in holding all those responsible for the murder of 270 innocent people on this day in 1988.

For the last 30+ years, the dedicated men and women (past and present) of the FBI, Department of Justice, Crown Office, Police Scotland, and all the administrations since 1989 have never stopped investigating this case, working to make sure all those who perpetrated this heinous crime are brought to justice. We have worked with so many over the last 3 decades, many of whom have dedicated the majority of their professional careers to this case. We have always been assured that this was an open case and that no lead be unfollowed. Today is the culmination of all that hard work. It’s the resilience of the family members who have not let anyone forget our loved ones who were lost on that tragic night. We will continue to pursue justice for all who were responsible for this bombing, but today is a small victory in that conquest. We are grateful the Department of Justice and the FBI continue to fight for justice for all Americans.

Virtual VPAF103 Memorial

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, many aspects of our lives have had to temporarily change, among which are our traditions that we have come to cherish for so many years. As we prepare to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, and understanding and accepting that we cannot gather as we have in the past at either The Cairn in Arlington National Cemetery or at Syracuse University, we will honor and remember the 270 victims of Pan Am Flight 103 virtually, and we will place wreaths from VPAF 103, Inc. and Syracuse University at The Cairn on December 21st.

VPAF 103, Inc. 2020 General Membership Meeting

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., will hold their 2020 General Membership Meeting via Zoom due to the Covid 19 Pandemic on Saturday, October 24, 2020, beginning at 10:00 AM (Eastern Time). We hope all VPAF 103 members will join the Annual Meeting.

Members were sent the Zoom link in early October, but if you need it sent to you again, please email us at contact@victimsofpanamflight103.org

The Legacy Award

The Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. (VPAF 103) was established to remember the 270 lives lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988.

31st Annual Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Service

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. held its Annual Memorial Service at the Pan Am Cairn in Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 21. The service included family and friends reading the names of all our loved ones lost in 1988 and a wreath laying at the Cairn.

30th Anniversary Memorial Events

As December 21, 2018, approaches, we are planning events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the terrorist bombing that took the lives of 270 victims. Over the past 30 years we have kept true to our original mission to discover the truth behind the bombing, seek justice for our loved ones, ensure the airline industry maintains and improves safety measures, educate the public about this incident and support one another.

There will be several 30th Anniversary events taking place during December 2018. For more information, follow the links below.

27th Annual Remembrance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Despite the rather brisk wind on this past December 21, we met once again at the Scottish Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at 1:30 p.m. for a service marking the 27th anniversary of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Chaplain Joe Mason of the U.S. Army offered both the invocation and benediction; the Pender United Methodist Church Choir of Fairfax, Va., sang two musical songs, as well as the National Anthem; and our new bagpiper, Kevin Donnelly, played three pieces.

Dark Elegy Petition

As some of you may know, I was approached a few months ago by three 2015 Remembrance Scholars from Syracuse University to see if I would be interested in having Dark Elegy as a permanent installation on University's Campus. Of course, I have always thought SU to be a terrific place for Dark Elegy to find its permanent home, and have been working with these scholars to gain support for the initiative. To show this support, we are asking those affiliated with SU, as well as the families of the victims, to add their signature to an online petition that will be presented to Chancellor Syverud and a committee responsible for art installations at the University. We are hoping to gain many signatures, so that the University is aware of the number of people who support this move, and believe that Dark Elegy's presence will have a positive and meaningful impact not only on the University, but on the community at large.

To sign the petition will only take 2 minutes! Please go to

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dark-elegy

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