Saturday, December 20, 2008
Lest we forget: Lockerbie, Scotland, 21st December, 1988
On this date, twenty years ago, a Pan Am jumbo jet, Flight 103 from London to New York, was destroyed by a terrorist bomb, and fell on and near the village of Lockerbie in Scotland.
All 243 passengers and 16 crew were killed, along with 11 people in the town who were struck by falling wreckage, bringing the death toll to 270.
The war against terror is nothing new. It's many decades old. We tend to lose sight of the fact that long before September 11th, 2001, innocent victims were dying.
Let's remember . . . and realize that this war is far from over.