Pan Am 103 victims remembered
Posted at: 12/21/2012 9:18 PM
Friday marked the 24th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.
The airplane exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing 270 people.
Among those killed were Lorraine Halsch of Perinton, and Karen Hunt of Webster.
A memorial service was held Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, where all of the victims names were read.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder praised their families, saying their resilience proves the loved ones will never be forgotten.
“Your work continues to ensure that none of us will ever forget, ever forget the passengers, crew members and bystanders on the ground whose lives were stolen, or that were shattered on the 21st of December, 1988,” said Holder.
The only man convicted in the bombing, Abdel Baset Al Megrahi, died of prostate cancer back in May.