Pan Am Flight 103

Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

The tragic ties that bind Syracuse, N.Y. and Lockerbie, Scotland are stronger than ever, 30 years after Pan Am Flight 103 crashed in the tiny village after a terrorist's bomb exploded on the plane.

Colin Dorrance was an 18-year old off-duty police officer on the way to a Christmas party on Dec. 21, 1988, when he saw the aircraft plunge into his small village. He was one of the first responders on the scene of the terrorist bombing that killed all 259 people on board, and 11 people on the ground.

David Grunfeld / S.I. Newhouse School

Friends and families of the Syracuse University students killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing 29 years ago attended a remembrance ceremony on campus Thursday. Many can still remember where they were when the event took place.

Crouse chimes sounded 35 times honoring the SU students killed in the attack.

Tom Magnarelli

This week, Syracuse University is asking students to remember the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people, including 35 SU students studying abroad. SU’s Remembrance Scholarships honor each of the students killed in the attack.

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

A remembrance ceremony for the bombing victims of Pan Am Flight 103 was held at Syracuse University yesterday. To commemorate the anniversary, a small ceremony was held for friends and families at Hendricks Chapel and a service at Arlington National Cemetery took place simultaneously.

Ryan Delaney / WRVO

Durrie Lawrence / WRVO

Bells tolled at 2:03 p.m. Friday as Syracuse University remembered an event that shook the campus community 24 years ago.