SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) A somber week on Syracuse University’s campus as the community remembers those who died in Pan Am flight 103, 31 years ago.
A vigil held on Sunday began the week of remembrance that’s put on each year by Remembrance Scholars at Syracuse University.
The candlelit vigil honored the 270 people who died when their flight was brought down in Lockerbie, Scotland. 35 Syracuse students and a couple from Clay were on the plane.
Every year since then, Syracuse University makes sure they are remembered.
“I feel like it’s so important not only to remember these victims but to act forward in their legacy and try to carry on their stories and be able to tell the story they wanted to live. It’s really unique that our school gets to have this program. I’m truly honored to be part of it,” said Julia Gregoire, a Remembrance Scholar.
The vigil is just the first event in a week of memorials to honor the victims.