Sunday, April 15, 2012

The 100th anniversary of Titanic

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is being remembered at events across the world, including in the ship's birthplace Belfast, Northern Ireland. A plaque featuring the names of those who died was unveiled in the Titanic Memorial Garden and no distinction on the memorial between first-class passengers and others on board.The names of the dead are listed in alphabetical order.Thousands attended or listened to the Belfast service, which was held at the city hall.
On MS Balmoral cruise ship passengers and crew said prayers at the spot in the North Atlantic where the Titanic sank with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.Passengers lined the decks of MS Balmoral, which has been retracing the route of the doomed voyage. After a moment of silence, three floral wreaths were cast onto the waves as the ship's whistle sounded in the dark.
The sinking is also being remembered in other parts of the globe including New York, which had been the Titanic's intended destination.


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