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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.

Announcement of the Legacy Award

We are proud to announce the establishment of the Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am F103, Inc. Together we have accomplished many changes and shared victories these 27 years, yet we know our work must never end. When we, the original family members and friends, can no longer be present in the carrying on of our goals, this Legacy Award will represent us.

27th Annual Remembrance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Annual Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, Dec 21st, the anniversary of the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie Scotland. 1:30 PM. Honored guests are Attorney General Loretta Lynch; FBI Director James Comey; CIA Director John Brennan; Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff; Lisa Monaco, Advisor to the President for Homeland Security and Terrorism; Admiral Neffenger, Transportation Security Administrator, and Ken Dornstein, producter of the Frontline Series "My Brother's Murderer".

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

Letter from the Board Chair to SCCRC

Letter from the Board Chair to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, dated January 27, 2015.

On behalf of the United States’ families of The Victims of Pan AM Flight 103, Inc., I would like to submit our position regarding the petition to appeal the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. We do not support this petition nor do we support the position of the UK family member, Dr. Jim Swire and those with whom he stands on this matter. While Dr. Swire is a family member of a victim of the bombing, he speaks for himself and not for the US families of victims.

We believe that justice was done in the Scottish judgment and the appeal, and we believe that the Scottish judicial system is praiseworthy, despite the calumny visited upon it by Megrahi’s supporters. Our only objection, deeply felt and fervently held, concerned the release of Megrahi and his return to Libya for a hero’s welcome.

We have great admiration for the people of Scotland, especially the citizens of Lockerbie, who opened their hearts to us. This small town lost its own citizens in a murderous, monstrous, treacherous act of state sponsored terrorism.

It will never really be “over”, but it is past time for Dr. Swire and the Megrahi supporters to end their disgraceful and expensive campaign.

Women of Lockerbie at University of South Carolina

Kathy Tedeschi

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to talk to the cast and crew of the University of South Carolina (USC) production of "The Women of Lockerbie". I told them about Lockerbie since I have been there 7-8 times, and about the people I have gotten to know over there: my experiences there. I think the students got the full picture of how we all have such lasting friendships from this. I saw their play on opening night, Nov. 20, 2014. They did a superb job. I was crying throughout the play.

26th Annual Remembrance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 held its Memorial Service at the Arlington National Cemetery Cairn to mark the 26th anniversary of the bombing that killed our loved ones.

The service began at 1:30 pm on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at the Scottish Cairn in Arlington.

Scottish Cairn by Sonia Tedeschi

Reading Names by Russ Tedeschi

Piper by Bart Cheatham

25th Anniversary Photo Book

Friend of the families, Cathy Webb, created an iBook, Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 - 25th Remembrance Service, with her photographs from the 25th Remembrance Service at Arlington National Cemetery on December 21, 2013. It's available for free from Apple's iBooks store. Our thanks to her for putting this wonderful book together.

Judy O'Rourke Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire

One of our own, Judy O'Rourke, Syracuse University's director of undergraduate studies, was granted honorary membership in the Order of the British Empire on Feb 12, 2014. We are extremely proud of her and feel extremely lucky to have her assistance in maintaining the memory of our loved ones. This was a well deserved honor for her.

Glasgow Helicopter Crash

The American family organization, Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, expresses it heartfelt sorrow for the loss of lives in the Glasgow helicopter crash. The Lockerbie plane tragedy of 25 years ago is still a frightful memory for our two nations, and reading of the efforts of your emergency services and air accident personnel reminds us how grateful we were for all of the help we received. Our thoughts and prayers are for the victims, their families, and the emergency services who are performing their duties at this most difficult time.

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