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Remembering and Honoring the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103

Remembering and Honoring the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103
We direct our compassion to the victims and their loved ones; not to the murderer

By Kevin Caruso

December 21, 1988

Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 -- 243 passengers, 16 crew, and 11 people on the ground (189 victims were American).

January 31, 2001

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi is convicted on 270 counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison by a panel of Scottish Judges.

August 20, 2009

The mass murderer, who has terminal prostate cancer, is freed on "compassionate grounds" by the Scottish Government -- he was in prison for only 8 years. He returns to his home country of Libya and, sickeningly, is given a hero's welcome.

The decision to release someone responsible for 270 murders is unbelievable, disgusting, outrageous, and inexcusable, to say the least.

The mass murderer should have died in prison -- The people we should have compassion for are the victims and their families. May we thus all remember and honor the 270 people who lost their lives that day, and may God bless and comfort their loved ones during this painful time.

As we continue to think about the wonderful people we lost that day, I would like to share with you some pictures of the beautiful Memorial Garden that was established in a Scottish cemetery to honor them (see photos below).

And let us keep those who are suicidal because of this tragedy in our prayers.

With great respect, love, and honor to those we lost,

Kevin Caruso

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Garden
Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Garden

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Garden
Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Garden

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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