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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The tragedy of Lockerbie

Ever since the tragedy of Lockerbie, which took place on 21 December 1988, I've wanted to come here to pay my respects to those who died.  On that day, at 7 in the evening, Pan Am flight 103 exploded over Scotland, the victim of a terrorist bomb on board.  Hundreds of people died, including eleven on the ground in the town of Lockerbie.
Today, in this cemetery just outside Lockerbie, this memorial stands in remembrance of the victims of Colonel Gaddafi's terrorism.  Neil and I paid a visit.

On the memorial itself, people have placed items that show the victims are thought of and remembered, references to the victims' nationality....
...and references to their final tragic moments..
Above and below are some of the victims of the Lockerbie disaster...

The cemetery which hosts the memorial
In a small house in the cemetery is information about the disaster, as well as the history of the town itself and surrounds.

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