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Remembering the 25th Anniversary of the Lockerbie Bombing

259 people on board and 11 people on the ground were killed in the bombing, including 35 students from Syracuse University.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland.

259 people on board and 11 people on the ground were killed in the bombing, including 35 students from Syracuse University.

A public memorial service was held at Hendricks Chapel Saturday.  The names of all the victims were read aloud.

Linda Smith's sister Suzanne Marie Miazga was on the plane.  Smith remembers her sister as a fun-loving person.

"She had wanted to help the world," said Smith.

"When I picture her, I see her smile. She was just a wonderful person."

Amy Tucker's friend Stephen Boland also died in the bombing.  She said Boland was like a brother to her and was "very full of life" after spending a semester abroad.

In Lockerbie, Scotland on Saturday, bagpipes played and wreaths were laid as families of the victims remembered their loved ones.

Jane Schultz attending the ceremony in Scotland, to remember her son Thomas, who was returning home for Christmas.

"I've wanted to come here not only to honor Thomas, but the other 269 victims and I wanted to stand in the place where my son took his last breath and say a small prayer," said Schultz.

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is the only man convicted in the bombing.

He was sentenced to live in prison, but he was released in 2009 after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Last year, al-Megrahi died in Tripoli, Libya.

Click here for Syracuse University's web page in honor of the victims.

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