Remembrance Week 2021

Remembrance Week 2021

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988.
Published: October 18, 2021 | Updated: October 28th, 2021 at 1:36 pm

On Sunday, October 17, Remembrance Week began at Hendricks Chapel, paying tribute to the 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students, whose lives were lost in the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy in Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988.

The Remembrance and Lockerbie scholars have several events planned for the week, starting with the Music and Message collaboration with Hendricks Chapel. The activities will include a display of 35 empty seats on the Shaw Quadrangle to commemorate the 35 SU students on the flight, screenings of two different films made about the incident, and a historical exhibition of the tragedy through the lens of contemporary media coverage as well as records of the aftermath of the event.

The week will culminate with a Rose-Laying Ceremony at 2:03 p.m. this Friday, as well as the annual Remembrance Scholar Convocation at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

All events are free and open to the public, with the goal being to honor the victims of the tragedy as well as educate the campus community about the event.

Rose-Laying Ceremony
October 24, 2021 12:00 am

Members of the Syracuse University community gathered to commemorate the lives lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988. The rose-laying ceremony was followed by a convocation at Hendricks Chapel to honor the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars.

On Friday afternoon, a member of the military watches the rose laying ceremony as an ROTC student honors the life of a student killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Syracuse University community members gathered to honor the loss of 35 SU students in the crash of the Pan Am Flight 103 33 years ago. The Rose-Laying Ceremony took place at 2:03 pm on Friday October 22 and consisted of Remembrance Scholars presenting red roses in honor of the lives lost on December 21, 1988. (Photo by Cali Delisle)
Remembrance scholar Abigail Tick stands with the 34 other Syracuse University students choosen for the 2021-2022 school year. Each scholar represented one of the students on the Pan Am flight 103. (Rebecca Lan/The Newshouse).
Pop-Up Archives Open to the Public
October 21, 2021 12:00 am

Selections from the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives were available for viewing in the Hillyer Room (606) of Bird Library. The pop-up exhibition included selections highlighting the Archives’ holdings related to the Dec. 21, 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Syracuse University students Megan Rienzo and Kaai I take a look at the archives from the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives Pop-Up Exhibition on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Syracuse University students Megan Rienzo and Kaai Imaikalani I take a look at the archives from the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives Pop-Up Exhibition on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Pan Am Archives photo
A photograph taken by Syracuse University student and Lockerbie air disaster victim Richard Monetti during his semester abroad in 1988. The image was damaged in the crash.
Celebration of Life held at Schine
October 21, 2021 9:15 pm

An evening of music, poetry, art, dancing was held at Schine on Thursday evening to honor the victims of Pan Am 103 and to celebrate life alongside the victims’ families and the current scholars.

After reading Dear Dad, A Collection of Poems by Christopher Jones, Caitlyn Languille goes to embrace Jones' father in the audience.
Performers from Creations Dance Company dance to Cruel World by Active Child (Jim-E Stacks Remix)
Groovestand singers perform A Song About Peace by Mia Michelle McClain as the first act at the Celebration of Life on Thursday, October 20th.
Screening of “Seat 20D”
October 19, 2021 12:00 am

The “Seat 20D” documentary tells the story of Suse Lowenstein, mother of Syracuse University student and Pan Am 103 victim Alexander Lowenstein, and “Dark Elegy,” the sculpture collection she created as a memorial to the victims. The Screening was held Tuesday evening in Gifford Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse Hall.

Pan-Am Screening
A viewer looks on during a screening of the film “Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103” documenting the aftermath of the tragedy for families of the victims at H.B. Crouse in Gifford Auditorium on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
Film Screening At Bird Library
October 18, 2021 12:00 am

Screening of IMPACT, an original work by Amy Engelhardt ’87. IMPACT tells the story of a chain of remarkable “follow-signs” that lead playwright Amy Engelhardt to Lockerbie, Scotland shortly after the 30th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. An open discussion session followed the screening of IMPACT lead by Amy Engelhardt and 2021-22 Remembrance Scholar Caleb Sheedy.

Screening of Impact
People watch the Screening of IMPACT, an original work by Amy Engelhardt ’87 on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.
Music and Message At Hendricks
October 17, 2021 12:00 am

The Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars began Remembrance Week activities with a Music and Message collaboration with Hendricks Chapel. The event addressed themes of hope, resilience and action in the face of tragedy.

Choir performs at the Music and Message event of Remembrance Week in Hendricks Chapel on Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo by Nick Robertson)
The Choir performs at the Music and Message event of Remembrance Week in Hendricks Chapel on Sunday.
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Remembrance Scholar Jazmine Richardson speaks at the Music and Message event of Remembrance Week in Hendricks Chapel on Sunday.

Music and Message Organ

Anne Laver plays "In Memoriam A. C." on the organ as a part of Music and Message on Sunday.

Music and Message Clarinet

Mark Olesh plays "Hommage á Z. Kodály" on clarinet as a part of Music and Message on Sunday.

35 Empty Seats
October 18, 2021 12:00 am

The 35 Empty Seats represent each of the 35 Syracuse University students lost aboard Pan Am Flight 103. During the event the 35 Remembrance Lockerbie Scholars sat in the seats on the Quad for 35 minutes. The chairs they sat in were arranged to represent where the victims of Pan Am Flight 103 were sitting.

A note sits atop the chair dedicated to Christopher Andrew Jones while people enter Hendricks Chapel prior to the Remembrance Scholar Convocation.
A note sits atop the chair dedicated to Christopher Andrew Jones while people enter Hendricks Chapel prior to the Remembrance Scholar Convocation.
An arrangement of 35 chairs are spread across The Quad in remembrance of the 35 students who died in the Pan Am 103 crash.
An arrangement of 35 chairs are spread across The Quad in remembrance of the 35 students who died in the Pan Am 103 crash.
Chairs on the QUAD
On Monday the 35 Remembrance Lockerbie Scholars sat on the Quad for 35 minutes. The chairs they sat in were arranged to represent where the victims of Pan Am Flight 103 were sitting.