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Remembrance Week 2014 is October 19-25

Friday, October 24 at 2 p.m. – The Rose Laying Ceremony will be held at the Place of Remembrance in front of Hall of Languages

Friday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m. – The Remembrance Convocation will take place in Hendricks Chapel

Remembrance Scholar Application 101

The application for the 2014-2015 Remembrance Scholars is now live, and is due by midnight on January 21st, 2014. If you missed one of our information sessions, see our Application 101 PowerPoint for some more info about the scholarship. You can also check out our application center for FAQs and links to the online application. Good luck to all who apply!

Common Prayer to be Read Around the Globe on December 21st

Lockerbie Scotland’s Rev. Sandy Stoddart and Hendricks Chapel’s Dean Tiffany Steinwert have composed a Common Prayer. The prayer is being distributed widely – especially via social media – and is intended to be read on December 21, 2013 at 2:03 p.m. (Eastern Time, 7:03 p.m. Greenwich time).  The prayer can be found on SU’s webpage for the 25th Anniversary: It is also reprinted below.

25th Anniversary Common Prayer

25th Anniversary Memorial Events Announced

To mark the 25th anniversary of those lost on Pan Am 103, there are 5 services planned in the US and the UK on Saturday, December 21, 2013 (please note that all times listed are local times) at

  • Syracuse University at 2:03 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel
  • Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA, at the Pan Am Cairn, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Westminster Abbey, London, England at 6:45 pm
  • Lockerbie, Scotland at Dryfesdale Cemetery at 2 p.m. and at Dryfesdale Church at 6:30 p.m.

All are welcome at these services.

  • New York City at SU’s Lubin House (11 East 61st St., NY, NY  10065) at 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Due to space limitations, you must RSVP to attend this event; contact Scott Austin at

Many of the Lockerbie Scholars have joined local officials and clergy in planning and carrying out the services in Lockerbie. The Scholars are also hosting a gathering on Friday, December 20th at 7 p.m. in the Lockerbie Academy Assembly Hall, to share stories and memories.  Claire Dorrance, Jessica and Kirsty Liddon invite you to this event and the services, should you be in Lockerbie on the 21st.  If you are planning to attend, or just want more information, please contact them at


If you would like to learn more about any of the events listed above, please visit:

Service at Lubin House in NYC, email:

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 Website at:,

or SU’s Pan Am Archives website at:

Photos from Remembrance Week 2013

Recently, the Syracuse community participated in Remembrance Week- a week dedicated to remembering the lives lost in the Pan-Am 103 tragedy, with this year marking the 25th anniversary of the attack.  The Remembrance Scholars, a group of 35 selected Syracuse University students, were instrumental in helping to plan and orchestrate the week’s events, in their mission of acting forward on the victims’ behalf.  Clearly, this week was filled with high emotions; sometimes it can be difficult to say what it is we are feeling in these moments.  So, as is often the case in these situations, pictures were taken as a means of capturing and portraying the feelings inside all of us.

The Remembrance Scholars have compiled the following photo album of Remembrance Week, as a tool for remembering the week that was, and more importantly, the students that were.  As you will see, the range of pictures is wide- encompassing the ceremonies and events, the people and the places, and the emotional highs and lows of this past Remembrance Week.  The scholars hoped that by taking a breadth of pictures they could construct an outline of the week, allowing the observers to color it as they experienced it.  It is often said that a picture is worth one thousand words, and this photo album stands as proof of such.  The Remembrance Scholars hope that this album will help to share the memories and experiences of this Remembrance Week, honor the victims of the tragedy, and inspire action on the victims’ behalf.

View the album here >>

Scholar’s Father Reflects on the Impact of Remembrance Week 2013

Mark Curtis, the father of current Remembrance Scholar Allie Curtis, joined the Syracuse community at the Rose Laying Ceremony during Remembrance Week 2013. Afterwards, he pieced together his thoughts in a post on his personal blog. We are happy to share the moving thoughts of both a proud parent and a member of Syracuse University’s Remembrance. You can read more from Mark Curtis on his blog here. Continue Reading

Arts Gala to Close Out Remembrance Week

Remembrance Week draws to a close with live performances at the Arts Gala on 10/11 at 7:30 pm in Panasci Lounge. Pay tribute to the victims of Pan Am 103 and join together through song, drama, and poetry as presented by these talented artists. Featured acts include Otto Tunes, Concert Choir, Verbal Blend Poets, Frères Jumeaux and Black Box Players (among others.) Hope to see you there!

Remembrance Arts Gala Poster

2011-12 Remembrance Scholar fundraising for the Aurora Theatre shooting victims

After graduating from Syracuse University in May 2012, former Remembrance Scholar Steve Barton embarked on an ambitious, cross-country bike tour with high school friend Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent. While stopped in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012, Steve’s trip was cut short when he attended a midnight screening of The Dark Knight, where a gunman opened fire into the audience.

Both Steve and Ethan survived the Aurora massacre and just recently completed their North American bike tour. Their story has been profiled in the Washington Post, which you can read here.

In the face of such tragedy, Steve and Ethan have begun fundraising for victims of the Aurora massacre who continue to require expensive medical treatment. All money raised will go directly to these victims to help fund their medical expenses.

You can make a donation to Ride for Aurora here >>

We are proud to see Steve face such tragedy with conviction and hope all can help support this worthy cause.

Keeping the P(e)ace 5K Run/Walk

The Remembrance Scholars are hosting Keeping the P(e)ace, a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy and TUGG, Technology Underwriting Greater Good. Join the Scholars as we come together on campus on Sunday, April 29 to show our support and solidarity for the victims, their families, and all the race goers who were affected by the bombings. Registration begins at 11am outside Schine Student Center and the run begins at 12pm. $10 donations are suggested in lieu of a registration fee. Refreshments and live music will follow the event.  More details and updates will be posted on Facebook. We hope you can join us for a great time and a great cause!


SU Remembrance Scholars Announce 2013 Commencement Speaker

The Remembrance Scholars are excited to announce that Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof will be addressing the graduating class of 2013 at this year’s Commencement Ceremony in the Carrier Dome on May 12. Check out Class Marshals and Remembrance Scholars Jesse Feitel, Stephanie Kranz, and Kishauna Soljour announcing Kristof as this year’s speaker!

The Big Announcement!