In an instant a terrorist bomb destroyed a U.S. flagged airplane flying London to New York, killing 270 people. Fast forward more than three decades. The Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Legacy Foundation was established to remember the victims, to ensure ongoing vigilance to enhance protection of flyers’ & victims’ rights and reveal the injustice by U.S. authorities not to prosecute or hold any attackers accountable.
The Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Legacy Foundation aims to be a principal U.S. nonprofit institution dedicated to clarifying and documenting the December 21, 1988, terrorist attack against America. We are committed to exploring the event and its impact and to examining its relevance to contemporary society and the flying public. We honor the 270 victims with a perpetual Living Memorial. We bear witness and give voice to the thousands of people whose lives were forever changed with the Legacy Story Project. We educate with historical timelines and a primary-source archive. We connect the survivors and the global Pan Am 103 Lockerbie community with a Digital Forum.
Unless we unearth, preserve, and learn the difficult lessons of the terrorist attack against America that targeted Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, history will continue to repeat itself, as it did on September 11, 2011, and humanity will remain vulnerable to terrorism. Yet the worst in humanity can bring out the best in humanity. Celebrating those stories helps us understand, heal, and make lasting change. Good endures.