Public memorial service at Bryce Jordan Center 1/26/12
A public memorial service for Joe Paterno was held at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center on Jan. 26. To see more photos, click on the image above.
Stefen Wisniewski was one of many former Penn State football players on hand for a public memorial service for Joe Paterno held on Jan. 26 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. Wisniewski, currently with the Oakland Raiders, spoke at a candlelight vigil held earlier in the week to honor Paterno.
The audience at the public memorial for Joe Paterno, held on Jan. 26 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center, welcomed the Paterno family to the service with a standing ovation.
Joe Paterno's memorial service brought out a range of emotions for Penn State students Sarah McIntosh, junior in German, and Barbara Manana, sophomore in biobehavioral health. There were times during the television broadcast of the service when the two laughed, but at the end when Jay Paterno spoke about his father McIntosh had tears streaming down her face, while Manana went to prayer.
The Rev. Matthew Laffey, director of the Catholic Campus Ministry at Penn State, opened the public memorial service for Joe Paterno on Jan. 26 with a prayer. Thousands attended the event, held at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
The audience at the public memorial for Joe Paterno bowed their heads in prayer at the start of the Jan. 26 tribute held at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus.
Former Penn State wide receiver Kenny Jackson welcomed the thousands who attended 'A Memorial for Joe' on Jan. 26 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. The public memorial service capped three days of events held in honor of Paterno who passed away on Sunday, Jan.22.
Throughout the Jan. 26 public memorial for Joe Paterno, held at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus, tribute videos of Paterno's life were shared with the audience and special guests at the event. Paterno died on Jan. 22 and the public memorial was the culmination of three days of ceremonies held at Penn State.
Former Nittany Lion quarterback and current ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge represented players from the 1980's as he spoke to the capacity crowd gathered on Jan. 26 to honor Joe Paterno at a public memorial service. The memorial service was held at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus and concluded three days of ceremonies for Paterno, who died on Jan. 22.
Lauren Perotti, a Paterno Fellows Program student at Penn State, addressed the crowd of more than 12,000 at a memorial service for Joe Paterno held on Jan. 26. The event was the culmination of three days of ceremonies to honor Paterno who died on Jan. 22.
Jay Paterno concluded the Jan. 26 public memorial for his father Joe Paterno by thanking all who attended and providing some final thoughts. Joe Paterno died on Jan. 22 and the public memorial capped three days of ceremonies around the University Park campus.