Annual Pan Am 103 Remembrance Service to Be Held Dec. 21

Hendricks Chapel will conduct the annual Pan Am Flight 103 memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 2:03 p.m. EST. The service will begin in the chapel’s Noble Room, with attendees then processing to the Place of Remembrance.

The service will honor the 270 people, including Syracuse University study abroad students, who were killed when Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland, on that date and time 34 years ago. Chaplains will offer prayers and reflections.

The event will also be offered virtually; registration is required. Personal reflections and memories, which can be submitted upon registration, may be included in the ceremony. Closed captioning will be provided. Requests for additional accommodations can be made by contacting Hendricks Chapel at

This service is offered in partnership with the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars, Hendricks Chapel, and the Office of Alumni Engagement.

A memorial service at the Pan Am 103 memorial cairn at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), organized by the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 families group, will take place simultaneously. Additional information about this service can be found on the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. website. The leadership of ANC request that attendees who will be using the provided shuttle buses go through security. There will be a security screener that all visitors must go through outside of the Visitor Center. From there, attendees will walk to their buses which will be parked at the tram location inside ANC. There will be an escort to lead the buses to the event site.