FRIDAY will mark the second anniversary of the blowing up of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, a tragedy that took the lives of 270 innocent people.
I want to know what has been done to prevent other people from being murdered by terrorists in like fashion.
I am not a family member of a victim. I am, however, the mother of a son who lost one of his best friends at the hands of these murderers. Lt. George Williams (Jordy) was among those not given a chance at life. My son continues to mourn Jordy's death. I am also the mother of a wonderful teen-age daughter named Karen. Karen just left for college to major in international studies. I fear for the life of this 17-year-old whom I love so much.
Karen has traveled as an exchange student to Europe and the Far East. Each time, she has come home safely. I am sure she has returned to me only by the grace of God. I know she will continue to travel internationally. I am petrified, but I must withhold my fear from this young person who has so much to offer the world. I do not want to sacrifice her life and I never want to feel the pain that the families, friends and my son feel over the horrible massacre of the ones they loved and lost.