Syracuse University will mark Remembrance Week on campus Oct. 20 to 27
Syracuse University will mark Remembrance Week on campus Oct. 20 to 27October 19, 2001Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The 2001-02 Remembrance Scholars have planned a week of activities to take place during Remembrance Week, Oct. 20 to 27, in memory of the 35 SU students who died aboard Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988.
Scheduled events for the week include:
- The Remembrance Quilt will be on display in Hendricks Chapel all week. A special exhibit honoring the students who died aboard Pan Am Flight 103 will be on display in the window of the SU Bookstore in the Schine Student Center;
- A Remembrance video, created by this year’s Remembrance Scholars, will be shown in campus dining halls and in the Schine Dining center throughout the week;
- The Remembrance Scholars will distribute blue ribbons throughout the week for members of the University community to wear in memory of the Pam Am 103 victims;
- “United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Is This the Key to Peace?” the third installment of The University Forum: A Global Response to Terrorism will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Studio A of Newhouse II;
- A rose-laying ceremony will take place at 2:03 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Wall of Remembrance. The Remembrance Convocation will be held at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, followed by a reception; and
- ‘Make a Difference Day’ will be held on Oct. 27. A rally will take place at 9:45 a.m. in front of Hendricks Chapel, and community service projects will follow until 2 p.m. To become involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, this year’s Remembrance Scholars are working on two long-term projects: permanent placement of the portraits of the Pan Am 103 victims in their respective schools and colleges, and a permanent display of light at the Wall of Remembrance.
“This year’s scholars have a tremendous responsibility of helping this University remember the 35 students we lost in 1988, as well as the individuals we lost in September at the hands of terrorists,” says Remembrance Scholar Lisa Mueller, a senior policy studies major from Richmond, Va. “The students who died on Pan Am 103 were individuals who would have made this world a better place. As students at this University, we are connected to these students and owe it to them to never forget their lives.”