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Service of Commemoration Will be Held March 20
Syracuse University will hold its annual Service of Commemoration, honoring faculty, staff and students who passed away in 2017, on Tuesday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
The service will include prayer and music by University Organist Anne Laver and the Hendricks Chapel Choir. The names of those who passed away will be read, and candles will be lit collectively in their memory.
The service is inspired by the Remembrance Scholar motto of “Look Back, Act Forward,” a call to action to remember those we have lost and act forward in their memory.
“The Syracuse University community is a profound collection of students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and friends. I believe we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. The Service of Commemoration provides an opportunity to pause, gather at the heart of campus, grieve, pay respects to loved ones and consider how we can best honor those who came before by providing a flourishing world for those who will one day come after us. I look forward to seeing everyone unite for this special opportunity.”
A reception will follow in the chapel’s Noble Room. There, remembrance books will be available for inscription.
If you know of someone who passed away in 2017 and who should be honored, please forward his or her name and affiliation to Kelly Rodoski at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 1.
For more information on the service, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901.