Remembrance Scholar

October 29, 2016 - 12:52pm
A week of events that began on Monday paid tribute to the 35 Syracuse University students killed on Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988.

Over two decades ago, an unthinkable tragedy struck the Syracuse University community: Pan Am flight 103, a flight carrying 35 SU students returning home for the holidays after a semester in London, never reached its destination. It crashed over a residential area of Scotland after a bomb exploded on-board on Dec. 21, 1988. Each year, SU hosts a Remembrance Week to honor the 270 lives that were lost.

October 8, 2013 - 1:19pm
This year marks the 25h anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 35 Syracuse University students.

The candlelight vigil held Monday night at Hendricks Chapel celebrated the lives of those 35 students that perished in the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist attack over Lockerbie, Scotland, while on their way home from studying abroad. This year marks the 25th anniversary.

“These were 35 students that had a zest for life; that were passionate, motivated, accomplished, had dreams and hopes just like every one of us,” said Alexandra Curtis, Remembrance Scholar and Student Association President.

March 28, 2011 - 10:35am
Three SU Remembrance Scholars spent spring break in Lockerbie, Scotland to see how Lockerbie residents remember the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy.

From March 15-17, we took a trip to Lockerbie, Scotland, the crash site of Pan Am Flight 103.

At Syracuse, the Remembrance program focuses on what Pan Am Flight 103 means to SU most of the time, and sometimes forgets to take into account how the town of Lockerbie was affected by the tragedy, and how its memory affects the town today.