Remembering Pan Am Flight 103: Kara Weipz

Kara Weipz is the sister of Pan Am Flight 103 victim Richard Monetti and the president of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., a non-profit organization of family members and friends of victims killed when a terrorist bomb exploded on Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988.


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I think that what’s recognized is: what happened, we can’t change. You know, if any of us could, you know, make a trade, change a situation if we could, but we can’t. So, then what do you do? You find out how it happened. You hold those who are responsible accountable. You primarily make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else. You make the positive changes. You support one another. You support other people who have gone through similar tragedies. I think that that is the attitude of the organization. And I think that has been the attitude of Syracuse. You know, this happened to 35 of our, you know, best and brightest who were taking a chance and studying abroad, and we want to make sure that we don’t forget them and that you live in the way that they lived—in going after things and not being afraid, and, you know, always looking forward and making the world a better place.

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