Titanic Still Sailing in the Hearts of Many
April 10, 2012
Filed under 2011-2012 Archive
When the roughly 2,224 passengers and crew got on board the RMS Titanic, they were expecting a safe trip to New York City. What they didn’t know was that they would experience one of the most famous disasters in history.
The remarkable story of the RMS Titanic is one that even a hundred years later is still capturing people’s attention around the world. On April 10, 1912 the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England with high hopes for their journey. However, April 15, 2012 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic’s to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Just before midnight on April 14, 1912 the passengers and crew on board the Titanic felt safe and confident that they would arrive in New York in no time. Within an hour of this peaceful time, the Titanic had struck an iceberg from the side and was beginning to drown in the Atlantic Waters.
This tragedy effected people from all over, and is still having an influence today. Certain records say that 1500 of the people onboard were killed because of this catastrophe. For the one hundredth anniversary communities are doing all sorts of things to honor those who never even made it off the ship. In fact, there is a memorial cruise for descendants of those who died on the ship and people interested in all things Titanic. They will sail to the spot where Titanic went down in order to pay their respects at a Memorial Service. This will be a spectacular and really special way to remember all those who lost their life during this maiden voyage.
Titanic will never be forgotten in the hearts of all those who it has effected. I hope that in another 100 years people are still commemorating those who died on Titanic, and remembering the history behind it. What about you? Do you think it’s important that we keep up awareness of this event?