SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Ceremonies for Remembrance Week continued today at Syracuse University to honor the students killed in the terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103.
In 1988, a bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland on Pan Am Flight 103 killed 270 people. Of these victims, 35 were Syracuse University students studying abroad. Remembrance Scholars, like Julia Gregoire, are hosting events throughout this week to commemorate the victims of this terrorist attack, including today’s Sitting in Solidarity event.
Finding ways to honor and celebrate the lives of the victims is not limited to just the events the university is hosting. According to Gregoire, any way people pay tribute is sufficient, no matter how small the act may seem.
“Random acts of kindness, or finding ways to do something different this week,” said Gregoire. “Just using that ‘Act Forward’ piece that we really talk about and whatever way anybody sees fit” will work as remembrance for the victims.
The Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars will sit for 35 minutes today, which means they will be sitting for one minute for each Syracuse University victim. The event will conclude at 2:03 p.m., which was the time the attack took place.
The full list of events includes:
Candlelight Vigil – Music and Message: 4 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel, Dinner in the Noble Room: 5 p.m., Vigil: 6:15 p.m. at the Place of Remembrance in front of the Hall of Languages
Ribbon Tying at the Orange Grove: 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
“Terror in the Digital Age” Panel: 6 p.m. in Watson Theater
Sitting in Solidarity: 1:28-2:03 p.m. on the Shaw Quadrangle outside of Hendricks Chapel
Mirror Me display: All Day on the Shaw Quadrangle
“All-American Terrorism” Panel: 7 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium
“Open Archives,” selections: 1-4 p.m. in the Spector Room at Bird Library
Celebration of Life Performance: 7:30-9 p.m. in Slocum Auditorium
“Open Archives,” selections: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Spector Room at Bird Library
Rose-Laying Ceremony: 2:03 p.m. at the Place of Remembrance in front of the Hall of Languages
Remembrance Scholar Convocation: 3 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel; reception at 4 p.m. in the Heroy Geology Building
The names of all of the scholars and the victims they represent can be found on Syracuse University’s website here.