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Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars announce schedule for Remembrance Week 2011

November 04, 2011

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Week 2011, a weeklong series of events honoring the 270 people—including 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University—who lost their lives in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, will be held on the SU campus Nov. 4-12.

Each year, 35 Remembrance Scholarships—one for each of the SU student victims—are awarded in the amount of $5,000 to undergraduate seniors representing a broad range of majors. The events planned and hosted by the students are meant to honor the victims and further education about terrorism.

During Remembrance Week, pencil and ink sketches of the 35 student victims will be displayed in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center Atrium. Posters of the 35 students will also be displayed at various locations throughout campus through Dec. 9.

The Remembrance Week schedule of events includes:

Friday, Nov. 4
The Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University will present the exhibit “Set in Stone: Constructing the Arlington Memorial Cairn” in the Hendricks Chapel Noble Room through Dec. 21. The exhibit presents the history of the cairn, from the lobbying efforts that made it possible to the designs that made it visible. Visit archives.syr.edu/panam for more information.

Remembrance Scholars and SU Physical Plant staff will build a memorial cairn, a traditional Scottish marker of remembrance, on the Kenneth A. Shaw Quad beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6
Scholars will paint windows at the Schine Student Center and Ernie Davis Hall with Remembrance Week information. Sashes with the names of each of the 35 student victims will be placed in trees behind the Wall of Remembrance. Ribbons, one representing each of the 270 victims, will be tied to trees on the Quad surrounding the cairn.

Monday, Nov. 7
The Remembrance Scholars invite the campus and greater Syracuse communities to a candlelight vigil on the steps of Hendricks Chapel beginning at 6:25 p.m. to honor and remember the 35 Syracuse University students who died aboard Pan Am Flight 103.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Remembrance Scholars will distribute information and answer questions about Remembrance Week at tables in the Schine Student Center Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Poets from Verbal Blend and the Remembrance Scholars will host an Open Mic/Poetry Reading for Hope and Remembrance event at the Jabberwocky in the Schine Student Center, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Remembrance Scholars will distribute information and answer questions about Remembrance Week at tables in the Schine Student Center Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A panel discussion on “How Has Justice Changed Since Pan Am 103?” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.

Thursday, Nov. 10
A screening of the History Channel documentary “As It Happened” will be held at 7 p.m. in Kittredge Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC) Hall.

Friday, Nov. 11
The Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives will be open for viewing in the Spector Room, 608 Bird Library, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars will lay roses at the Wall of Remembrance at 2:03 p.m. during the annual Rose Laying Ceremony in honor of and to pay tribute to the 35 SU students and the 11 victims from Lockerbie, Scotland. This annual ceremony is held at the exact time the disaster occurred on Dec. 21, 1988.

The annual Convocation for Remembrance Scholars will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. A reception will follow in the Public Events Room, 220 Eggers Hall.

A moment of silence for the Pan Am 103 victims will be offered at the beginning of the SU vs. the University of Southern Florida football game that evening. The SU Marching Band will wear black arm bands in tribute of the victims.

Saturday, Nov. 12
The Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives will be open for viewing in the Spector Room, 608 Bird Library, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Remembrance Scholars will host an alumni brunch for Remembrance Scholars, Remembrance Scholar alumni, London 1988 alumni and families and friends at 11 a.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel.

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 (VPAF 103) group will hold its annual meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Katzer Collaboratory, 347 Hinds Hall.

April 2012
The “I Remember” 5K Walk and Race will be held on SU’s main campus.

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