A memorial service will be held this afternoon for U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens at the San Francisco City Hall.
Stevens, a UC Berkeley alumnus, was killed on Sept. 11 along with three other Americans when the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked.
Campus community responses to Stevens’ death included a vigil at Alpha Tau Omega, Stevens’ former fraternity, the night after his death, as well as ongoing campus efforts to establish the J. Christopher Stevens Public Service Award.
The San Francisco service is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. and will include a remembrance of Stevens’ “University of California Days” given by his college roommate, Steven MacDonald. The service will also include several performances by the UC Men’s Glee Club alumni.
Other addresses will be given by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee and former U.S. secretary of state George Shultz. Stevens’ brother Tom and his sisters Anne and Hilary will also speak at the memorial service about their experiences growing up with Stevens.
Although the service is taking place a little over a month after Stevens’ death, it has “been a few weeks in the making,” according to Francis Tsang, chief deputy communications director for Lee’s office.
Another memorial service for Stephens in Washington, D.C., is expected to be held sometime later this fall, according to a memorial website for Stevens.
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