It will be a day which will never be forgotten, when five bike riders from a little town of Lockerbie, Scotland made a historic trip to Syracuse University.

The 3,238 mile trip was done on bicycle, with sweat and tears to remember the 35 SU students which lives were lost in the Pan Am 103 bombing on Dec. 21, 1988.

"I remember being 13 years old and watching all of those events unfold,” said Brian Asher, Teacher at Lockerbie Academy.

Syracuse University President Kent Syverud said Thursday, "We are not two communities which are connected from a tragedy, and we are joined by respect and gratitude.”

First responder Colin Dorrance was 18, when the night of the bombing occurred.

"I remember I was going to a Christmas Party that night, I was driving when I saw the explosion about a half mile away from where I was driving."

Dorrance and 4 other bikers created this initiative last August. The trip started in Lockerbie, then moved to Edmond Castle, Washington D.C., Maryland, New York City, Albany, Utica, and then ending in Syracuse Thursday afternoon.

"Edmond Castle was significant because in 1988 the kids from Syracuse went to the castle and took pictures and they never returned to their parents,” said Dorrance. “The photographs were found in wet fields outside Lockerbie."  

For the first time in 30 years these riders have made this ride, leaving these men with memories which will never fade.

“I don't think I will ever be a part of anything like this ever again,” said Asher.