Dear Orange Friends:
It is very quiet this week in Syracuse as we near the holidays and so many have returned to their loved ones. On Sunday, a hardy group of us gathered at Hendricks and at the Wall of Remembrance for a service to mark the anniversary of the loss of lives on Pan Am 103. The service reminded me how, in the midst of the holidays, a tragedy struck and caused us all at Syracuse such pain and doubt.
Yet I learned this year that the dedication of Syracuse people to peace and hope can produce blessings even out of tragedies—blessings like the Remembrance Scholars, the Lockerbie Scholars, and the enduring ties between Syracuse and Lockerbie.
I wish all of you peace and hope this holiday season, and for all of 2015.