Syracuse University holds remembrance ceremony on anniversary of Pan Am bombing

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse University is hosting a remembrance ceremony Wednesday to honor the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. 

The plane went down over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, at 2:03 p.m.

270 people died, including 35 SU students returning home from studying abroad in London. 

Wednesday's service will be at Hendricks Chapel at 2:03 p.m., the exact time and date of the terrorist attack. 

The service will include prayers, reflections and a reading of the names of the 35 SU students who were killed aboard the flight. Those in attendance will then visit the Wall of Remembrance in front of the Hall of Languages.

The Crouse Chimes will also sound 35 times.

A service at the Pan Am 103 memorial cairn at Arlington National Cemetery, organized by the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 families group, will take place simultaneously.

Representatives from Syracuse University and members of the 2016-17 Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholar cohorts will be in attendance.

 

 


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