Wednesday, 21 December 2011

23rd anniversary of Lockerbie disaster

23 years ago, 270 people died when Pam Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. The victims of the terrorist bombing will be remembered during an annual ceremony at the Lockerbie Cairn in Arlington National Cemetery.

Speakers at the ceremony include members of The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, the group which organized the event, US attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller and others.

[From a report published today on the C-Span website.

A report on the STV News website reads in part:]

Libya’s Ambassador to the US Ali Aujali is scheduled to address relatives of the victims at the annual service at Arlington National Cemetery.

It is thought it will be the first time a Libyan politician has attended an event to commemorate Lockerbie. (...)

Other speakers due to address the Arlington Service include Scotland’s top law officer, the Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC.

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