Pan Am 103 victims to be remembered during Dec. 21 observance

The chaplains of Syracuse University's Hendricks Chapel will conduct a University Service of Remembrance on Monday, Dec. 21, at 2:03 p.m. in the chapel's Noble Room to honor the 270 people who died aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on the same date 21 years ago. Thirty-five students studying through SU's Division of International Programs Abroad (now SU Abroad) were lost in the tragedy.

The service will include prayers, reflections and a reading of the names of the 35 SU students who were lost aboard the flight. Following the service, those in attendance will proceed to the Wall of Remembrance, located in front of the Hall of Languages, where a brief memorial statement will be offered and the Crouse Chimes will ring 35 times.

The Chaplain's Council of Hendricks Chapel holds the SU memorial service each Dec. 21 at 2:03 p.m., the exact date and time of the crash of Flight 103 in 1988. A service at the Pan Am 103 memorial cairn at Arlington National Cemetery, organized by the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 families group, will take place simultaneously on Dec. 21.

The service in the Noble Room is closed to the media. Media are welcome to cover the procession to the Wall of Remembrance and gathering there. The procession will leave Hendricks Chapel at approximately 2:20 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly Rodoski at 443-3784.

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