Remembrance DoveEach year in October, Syracuse University observes Remembrance Week.  Events are designed by the Remembrance Scholars whose goal is to raise campus and community awareness of terrorism and to encourage the entire Syracuse University community to honor the 35 Syracuse students and all the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing by becoming involved and working to positively impact others – Look Back and Act Forward!

As our campus and community looks back on a senseless tragedy, we find comfort and meaning in remembering the lives and passions of those who lost their lives on December 21st, 1988 and especially in acting – on their behalf – to make the communities we live in better.

Remembrance Week 2014 is October 19-25.

  Chalk The Quad – Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars will be chalking the quad so that students around campus will learn about the activities being held during Remembrance Week entire week.

Location: The Shaw Quadrangle

Tentative Time/Date: Oct 12

  Remembrance Chairs – A display of chairs, each representing a student that perished in the Pan Am 103 bombing. Inscribed on each of the chairs are acts of kindness, encouragement, and support undertaken by members of the Syracuse University community.

Location: The Shaw Quadrangle, in front of Hendricks Chapel

Date/Time: Remembrance Week, Oct. 19-25

  Remembrance Posters –  Posters of all 35 Syracuse students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 will hand in the Schine Student Center during  Remembrance Week. Silhouettes of each of the students will be positioned in buildings around campus throughout the week as well.

Location: Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center

Date/Time:  October 19-25


Monday, October 20th

  Dove Balloon Release

  Walk for Peace

  Candle Light Vigil

– At 6:15 PM, participants will meet on the Quad in front of Hendricks Chapel. A choir of a cappella groups will sing “In Remembrance” from Requiem as 35 bio-safe balloons, each in the shape of a dove and each representing 1 of the 35 Syracuse students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, will be released.

– Following this ceremony, all participants are invited to join in a short Walk for Peace, ending at the Wall of Remembrance.

– At approximately 7  PM, the Remembrance Scholars will host a Candle Light Vigil at the Wall of Remembrance in honor of all those lost on Pan Am Flight 103, especially our 35 Syracuse students.

All are welcome to participate.

Location: The Shaw Quadrangle

Time:  6:15 PM


Tuesday, October 21st

  Acting Forward: Have a few minutes to spare? In honor of Remembrance Week, we will be making a Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches for Oxford Inn and Bishop Foery Foundation to send meaningful messages to those in need! We need to make 375 sandwiches for these 2 deserving agencies. Stop by the Whitman Atrium for a few minutes for a fun and an engaging way to get involved in the community.

Location: Whitman Atrium

Time: starting between 3:30 and 4 PM



Wednesday, October 22nd

Open Mic Night: Join us for a night of poetry, music, and more to remember the victims of Pan Am 103 and act forward for the peace.

Location: Slocum Auditorium

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm


Thursday, October 23rd

  Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: A panel will discuss the affects of terrrorism on small towns, focusing on Lockerbie, Scotland and Shanksville, PA.

The discussion will be followed by a screening of “We Were Quiet Once,” a documentary produced by SU alumna Laura Beachy ‘12. The documentary tells the story of 9/11, specifically United Flight 93’s crash in the Pennsylvania countryside and how that event affected the small town of Shanksville, PA.

Location: Slocum Auditorium

Time: panel starts at 7:00, documentary screening starts at 8:00

 Friday, October 24th

Rose Laying Ceremony: The rose laying ceremony is the culminating event of Remembrance Week in which each of the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars honor and remember all those lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, especially the 35 Syracuse students. Each scholar will lay a rose on the Wall of Remembrance in honor of a Syracuse student.

Location: Place of Remembrance in front of Hall of Language

Time:     2:03 PM

   Remembrance Convocation: The Remembrance Convocation honors this year’s Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars. The Convocation will be followed by a reception in the lobby of the Heroy Geology Building.

Location: Hendricks Chapel

Time: 3:00


More information about other events will be posted as it becomes available.


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