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In Rememberance – Pan Am Flight 103

There has been so many acts of terrorism in recent years that has touched

so many of our families here in this region.  On this day twenty-eight years

ago ~ 21 December 1988 ~ Pan Am Flight 103 enroute from Frankfurt,

Germany via London, to Detroit was bombed killing all 243 passengers and

16 crew members.  An additional 11 more were killed on the ground in

Lockerbie, Scotland.   From this area, there was a loss of 35 students

attending Syracuse University aboard that flight who were returning back

to Syracuse after studying abroad.   Closer to home, Sgt. Eric Jon Williams,

his wife Bonnie Leigh Rafferty Williams and their two daughters ~

Stephanie Leigh and Brittany Leigh,  where also on board.

Here in Ticonderoga near the Frazier Bridge Pathway stands a memorial in

remembrance to all those that died on that fatal day due to terrorism.  It is

also a remembrance memorial to the Williams family, with Ticonderoga

and Crown Point roots.

Three additional memorials of this tragedy are located at Syracuse

University, Arlington National Cemetery and at Dryfesdale Cemetery – just

outside Lockerbie, Scotland.

We remember ~~

12/21/16 wgd

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