100 Years Ago… Tragedy struck


Imagine… Freezing cold April waters.

Imagine… Knowing that there aren’t enough life boats for every passenger.

Imagine… Separating from your loved ones for just a moment in the midst of fear so that women and children could be loaded on to the boats.

Imagine… Clinging to every second of your life, waiting to be rescued, while the unfortunate float around you; trapped on the surface of the water by their life jackets.

Does this sound familiar? If it doesn’t, then you are not aware of the 100th anniversary of one of the most tragic moments in history that is coming this weekend. On April 14th 1912, The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sunk on April 15th 1912, taking 1,514 lives with it; including men, women, babies, and animals.

Other years on April 14th and 15th, we all might forget about that tragic accident in 1912, but this year I ask all of you to take a moment to remember the people who lost their lives and loved ones. There are many things that you can do to understand the history of The RMS Titanic and everything that was lost… Visit the Genesee Community College library (or any library) and check out a book on The Titanic and read about the ship, the passengers, and the sinking; simply take a moment of silence; or even go to theaters and see the 3D version of the hit-award winning-tearful-emotional movie starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet and live through the all of the moments (the good and bad) with Titanic survivor Rose Calvert (Dawson).


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