The Town That Can't Forget

For 10 years, Lockerbie did not put up its Christmas lights. The memory of that December night in 1988, when death rained down from the skies, was too painful. Most people in this small Scottish market town were at home preparing for the holidays when Pan Am 103 exploded. The next day, they quietly took down their trees and tinsel and began mourning the 259 passengers and 11 neighbors who were killed. Time has gradually healed those memories, and two years ago Lockerbie restored its Christmas decorations. But it was last week, with the conviction of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, that...

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