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.

30th Anniversary

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.

The 30th anniversary memorial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery’s Pan Am 103 Cairn on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 1:30pm. Buses will run from the Arlington Cemetery visitor’s center to the site starting at 12pm.

We hope you will be able to join us in Washington this December as we remember our loved ones and continue to support one another.

2017-2018 Legacy Award

We are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are now open for the Pan Am Flight 103 Legacy Award.

We invite applications from current seniors and graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are planning careers in areas related to national security and terrorism prevention. Advances in technology, social science research and political leadership in a changing world are purposes of value to the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Students requesting financial support will be asked to submit an application explaining what they are doing to meet the goals of improving national security and preventing terrorism. The deadline to apply to the Legacy Award is February 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

To learn more about the Legacy Award and to apply for it, go to: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/a4Fr3b49nWlQ

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

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


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.


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