Tomorrow, one year after the accident in Tempi, the flags at AUTH will fly at half-mast and a minute’s silence will be observed in the educational processes in memory of the victims, many of whom were students of the Foundation.

In their announcement, the Rector’s Authorities of AUTH refer to “one of the darkest pages of modern Greek history that shook citizens’ trust in the country’s institutions” and add that tomorrow “is a reminder of the responsibility of the competent authorities to render due justice and our own duty to honor the memory of the souls that were lost”.

“They were children, brothers and parents, they were friends and companions. AUTH paid a heavy blood tribute. Many of them were students of Thessaloniki and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Their absence from the auditoriums, the empty chairs in the library, the photos of the swearing-in ceremony that they didn’t make it to, will forever weigh on our collective conscience”, underline the Rector’s Authorities.

Finally, they point out that “as parents and university teachers, as colleagues and citizens, we deeply feel the pain of the parents and relatives of the victims of this tragedy and join our voice with them” and that “we will not forget any of them”.