Monday, October 10, 1994Page:A8 Section:CONNECTICUT Edition: STATEWIDE Type: Illustration: Source:From staff and wire reports
Family and friends of Sarah Aicher have dedicated a garden memorial to the victim of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
GARDEN DEDICATED TO LOCKERBIE VICTIM
The garden, dedicated Saturday behind the Pomfret Public Library, includes a spacious gray deck, a neatly trimmed stone wall and places to sit and read surrounded by freshly planted birch, pine and ironwood.
Peter Aicher, Sarah's brother, said the garden was set behind the library to honor her love of books and writing.
``It is a wonderful place for a memorial,'' he said, ``and we're convinced that this garden, now dedicated in my sister's name, will be enjoyed by the people of Pomfret -- young, old and yet- unborn -- in the years to come.''
Sarah's father, Paul Aicher of Pomfret, said he was delighted and honored by the way the community worked together to make the garden a reality.
``It's a lovely day,'' he said. ``I know Sarah would have appreciated the garden.''
The land for the garden was donated by the Pomfret School, in celebration of its 100th year.
Joyce Aicher, Sarah's mother, said her family is finally able to talk about the disaster that took the lives of Sarah and her fiance, Paul Freeman, six years ago.
Post mortem performance of Sarah Aicher at Bristol Express Theatre Company