Vigil Held in Remembrance of Paris Victims

Posted on 11/17/2015 10:28:30 AM

IUP French students and the IUP French Club joined to organize a vibrant tribute to the recent victims of terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut.

On Monday, November 16, 97 students and faculty participated in the vigil‬. The activity started in Wallwork Hall at 7:00 p.m. when the organizers invited people to create a personal banner to be held during the ceremony. Then the crowd migrated outdoors to the Wallwork Plaza, where French flags, peace banners, and the peace sign outlined on the ground with flame-less candles, created the background for the rest of the evening.

A number of IUP students from France read a statement and then encouraged their peers to share their feelings about the recent attacks in France and Lebanon. At the closing of the ceremony, French students, French Club officers and others in attendance joined in singing "La Marseillaise," the French national anthem.

Pictures of the activities can be found on Facebook with the handle #IUPforParis — Merci à tous ceux qui sont venus.