Arlington National Cemetery

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.

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.

Remarks of John O. Brennan, December 21, 2009

Thank you, Frank, for your introduction and for your stewardship of this incredible organization -- this family of families -- dedicated to the memory of those who were loved so much.

To Mary Kay Stratis and all the spouses and families and friends, I am deeply humbled to join you on a day that I know is still difficult for so many of you. For others, 21 years might seem like a lifetime. To you, I know it seems like just yesterday.

And so for you and your families, this is an intensely personal moment. At the same time, it is a day for our nation -- to remember, to reflect and to reaffirm our commitment to spare others the pain and loss you have known.

20th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony Photos

Images from the 20th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

On December 21, 1988
Father Pat Keegan

Photos from the 19th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony

These are a few pictures from the Pan Am Flight 103 19th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony.

Playing the pipes at the Cairn
Finding names
Secretary Chertoff speaking
Kara speaking
Reading names

Pan Am Flight 103 19th Remembrance Ceremony

The 19th Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled for this Friday, Dec 21st at the Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony will begin at 1:30pm. Secretary Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security, will be the keynote speaker. The Army band, a piper and the choir from the United Methodist Church will perform.

For family members and guests, there is parking by the Cairn inside of the cemetery.

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