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Service of Hope and Remembrance

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It's been 25 years since the tragic bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Syracuse University held a Service of Hope and Remembrance for the victims at Hendricks Chapel.

On December 21, 1988, 270 people were killed, including 35 students studying abroad through SU.

Investigators ruled a bomb caused the explosion.

In 2001, Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi was convicted for the bombing.

But Saturday's event was about honoring the lives of the victim's.

We spoke with a professor who taught one of the students who died that day.

"They're part of the thread of the canvas of the embroidery I would prefer to say, almost like a scarf is made up of many colors, each one of those students brought color, life, vitality to our campus, and we need to remember them always," said Pat Burak, SU Director of International Services.

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