Life can change in a moment and this is what I feel Titanic represents. You can think everything is going perfect and then suddenly you hit an iceberg. I often think of those people who fought to survive the sinking of Titanic and the courage of so many who sacrificed their lives for others in a moment of great tragedy.
I feel that all the departed souls of this experience look down upon all the attention going to this significant day and that they smile knowing that they will never be forgotten, even if their names were not known.
Take a few moments and reflect upon those that went before us.
The British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. April 14, 1912 ship’s time and began sinking. (The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.)
From a Belfast cathedral to a ship in the cold North Atlantic, thousands are gathering to remember RMS Titanic, 100 years after the sinking of the luxury liner.
In Belfast, where Titanic was built, thousands will attend a concert at the city’s Waterfront Hall or a requiem mass at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Saturday.
Aboard the cruise ship MS Balmoral, which is retracing the Titanic’s route passengers and crew will hold ceremonies at the site of the disaster, 400 miles (640 kilometers) off the coast of Newfoundland.
Another cruise ship, Journey, will join Balmoral at the site.
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