Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Today is the 96th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. TITANIC. It struck an iceberg and sank in freezing waters leaving 705 alive and a little over 1,500 dead of hypothermia. Let us first take a moment of silence in the memory of these brave men, women, and children... Today MIllvian Dean, the last survivor alive, will be at the White Swan Hotel in Scotland where many of the TITANIC's sister ship Olympic's furnishings are. Last year, Millvina Dean fell and broke a bone so she wasn't able to attend last year's memorial however, she was visited by the governor and given a huge boquet of flowers. Today, the International Ice Patrol which warns ships about ice ahead of them are going to throw wreath of flowers on where the TITANIC sank. Also, people flood the graveyards where many bodies found floating were laid to rest. Also, they stop by memorial statues and other things in memory of the TITANIC. The TITANIC was spotted by Fredrick Fleet on April 14, 1912 at 11:30P.M; and slipped beneath the waves on April 15, 1912 at 2:20 A.M. Just remember this is not about a blockbuster film, it's about human lives which no one can replace. Thus it was, Thus it went down, and Thus it will live until the end of time.