Syracuse University hosts Remembrance Week for Pan Am 103 victims

Services mark 29 years since the terrorist attack

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse University hosted a Candle Light Vigil Mass Sunday to honor the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, nearly 29 years ago.

The mass marks the beginning of Remembrance Week on campus. 

On December 21, 1988, at 2:03 p.m., a plane carrying a large group of Syracuse University students went down over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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

Sunday's service at Hendricks Chapel included prayers, reflections and a reading of the names of the 35 SU students who were killed aboard the flight.

Throughout the week, several events will be hosted by remembrance scholars, 35 students given money to further their educations in honor of each victim.

Drawings of the victims are on display in Panasci Lounge, on the third floor of the Schine Student Center. An exhibition of 35 empty chairs are in the Quad.

A Pop-Up Museum will appear on  outside of the Schine Student Center. Hendricks Chapel and the Hall of Languages will be lit in blue.

On Monday, a "Media and Terrorism" panel will be held at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. 

On Tuesday, acts of kindness will take place across the Syracuse University campus.

On Wednesday, there is a panel discussion on "Challenging Narratives of Terrorism" at 7 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Shaffer Art Building.

On Thursday, Some archives from the crash will be on display in the Spector Room, 608 Bird Library, from 1-5 p.m. Then, students and scholars are invited to an open mic night at 7 p.m. in the Panasci Lounge in the Schine Student Center.

On Friday, archives are on display again in the Spector Room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The Annual Rose Laying ceremony is scheduled at 2:03 p.m. in front of the Hall of Languages. The Remembrance Convocation, honoring the selected scholars, will be held at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.


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