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Syracuse University’s response to the Scottish court’s Jan. 31 verdict in the Pan Am 103 bombing trial of Libyan nationals Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah at Camp Zeist, Netherlands
Syracuse University’s response to the Scottish court’s Jan. 31 verdict in the Pan Am 103 bombing trial of Libyan nationals Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah at Camp Zeist, NetherlandsJanuary 31, 2001
An indelible line has been drawn between Pan Am 103 and Syracuse University since that dark day in December 1988.
We have tried to keep alive the memory of those who were taken over Lockerbie and to comfort the many loved ones they left behind.
- The Place of Remembrance monument was constructed and dedicated on campus.
- More than 350 SU students have been named Remembrance Scholars, and 22 Lockerbie residents have attended SU as Lockerbie Scholars.
- The SU men’s lacrosse team conducted goodwill tours of Great Britain and gave clinics in Scotland.
- The University hosted the Dark Elegy sculpture exhibition.
- And SU’s College of Law created a special Web site so the families of the victims could access the Netherlands trial and communicate with one another.
No decision can make up for this tragedy and for what it has done to so many people. Ours is not to render judgment of guilt or innocence but rather to continue what we begun more than a decade ago. And that is to help those in need-the families and friends of the bombing victims as they deal with the aftermath of Pan Am 103.