Journey of Hope nears five-year anniversary

With its shimmering prisms and waterfall, Remembrance Plaza is a focal point in the heart of campus.

Greg Malfitano tours Remembrance Plaza at Lynn University.

Jan. 12, 2015, 4:53 p.m., marks the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that took the lives of four Lynn students and two professors while they were in Haiti for a Journey of Hope humanitarian course.

The journey by these six, and the eight other students who returned safely, will forever be an important part of the Lynn story. As a permanent tribute to those lost lives, the Remembrance Plaza was dedicated in March 2012 to honor their spirit of service and compassion for humanity. A focal point in the heart of campus, the plaza symbolically tells the story of their journey and ensures that their lives and legacies are never forgotten.

Every year, on or near Jan. 12, students, faculty and staff live their legacy of volunteerism during Knights Unite Day of Caring. After participating in various service projects throughout the day, the Lynn community gathers by the Remembrance Plaza at 4:53 p.m. for a Celebration of Life moment of silence in memory of the service of their friends, colleagues, mentors and peers on the last day of their lives in Haiti.

The university continues the critical mission of raising funds toward the plaza’s endowment for its care, maintenance and preservation in perpetuity. You can make a donation online or by contacting Sherry Henry.

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