SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It has been 25 years since a terrorist bombing took the lives of 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students. Each year, the university picks 35 current students to be Remembrance Scholars in honor of each victim of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.
This year's scholars undertook a special project. They buried a time capsule with items relating to the tragedy, intending for it to be opened in 25 years.
According to the scholars, the event is part of the responsibility to act as ambassadors for the legacy of the bombing victims.
"I think the idea of a time capsule embodies that, in that it's a moment to resurrect this education and to keep learning and keep talking about it even 25 years from now," said Emily Pompelia, a Remembrance Scholar.
In addition to burying the capsule, the scholars also planted 103 white tulip bulbs to honor the memory of the victims.