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Annual Service of Commemoration to Be Held March 19
Syracuse University will hold its annual Service of Commemoration—honoring students, faculty, staff, retirees, trustees and honorary degree recipients of the University, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students, faculty, staff, retirees and trustees who passed during the period of Jan. 1, 2023, to the present—with a ceremony on Tuesday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
All are welcome to attend and honor the important contributions of respected members of the University community. For more information about the service, contact Hendricks Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.2901.
The names of those who have passed away will be read and candles will be lit collectively in their memory. The service will also include prayer, spoken remarks and music. Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available.
The service is inspired by the Remembrance Scholars’ motto of “Look Back, Act Forward,” a call to action to remember those we have lost and act forward in their memory.
The Service of Commemoration provides a moment to honor those who have recently passed away. “We hope this time of ritual and reflection will nurture the spirit and soul of our campus community and beyond,” says Brian Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel.
If you know of someone who passed away between Jan. 1, 2023, and the present who should be honored, please forward their name and affiliation to Hendricks Chapel at email@example.com by Thursday, Feb. 22.