Supporting the World

This past week, Syracuse University has shown its support for tragedies around the world. On November 14, 2015, the Hall of Languages building was lit with the colors of the French flag in order to commemorate those who were affected by the tragedy in Paris, France. 

The Chancellor of SU, Kent Syverud, sent out an email on Saturday titled, "Our Thoughts are with Paris." On December 21, 1988, 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students, were killed in a terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The email begins with describing how SU was changed forever after this day. He continues, "our hearts ache for our friends in France and for all the men, women, and children affected by yesterday's terrorist attacks. It's a feeling all too familiar for the Syracuse University community." 

Last night, the Syracuse community gathered around the Wall of Remembrance for a candle vigil and moment of silence in support of Paris, Beirut, and the Russian airliner crash in Egypt. (An article and gallery of images, including some of mine, are featured on The Newshouse.)

I'm thankful to be a part of a community who can join together during hard times around the globe.