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Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 9:20 pm

2021 Remembrance Week Kicks off at SU

By Lindsey Fine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholars joined with Hendricks Chapel for “music and message” last night where 3 remembrance scholars and one Lockerbie scholar spoke about their experiences.

“Every single scholar who read today had an incredibly beautiful message,” Remembrance Scholar Corey Henry said.

After the Hendricks chapel event, remembrance week officially began with a candle light vigil.

“The message behind these events is really making sure we’re honoring the spirit of those who’ve lost their lives in a very respectful way,” Remembrance Scholar Ava Breitbeck said. “It’s to allow some Remembrance Scholars to speak about what it means for them to be a Remembrance Scholar and just a time for all of us to reflect about what being a remembrance scholar this year means.”

Being named a remembrance scholar is one of the highest honors a Syracuse university student can achieve.

“Even since before I was a freshman I knew coming here that I’d be dedicating myself to remembrance each week for my family,” Henry said.

The remembrance program also hosts two students from Lockerbie, Scotland who are chosen annually to connect Syracuse University to the city of Lockerbie.

“It’s really important for Syracuse students here to know about the 35 students who were lost,” Lockerbie Scholar Lauren Carruthers said. “I know a lot of people are planning on going abroad and learning abroad and these people are just like them. I’m currently studying abroad and I really relate to them and I think to know what happened is definitely really important.”