Centennial anniversary of the Titanic's infamous voyage
POSTED: Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 11:34am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — It's the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fateful voyage. People are flocking to cemeteries in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the final resting place for some 150 Titanic victims.
They're also boarding cruise ships to take them 400 miles into the North Atlantic, where Titanic lies on the ocean floor.
April 14, 1912, at 11:20 p.m. is when Titanic struck an iceberg and sank two and a half hours later on the early morning of the 15th. 1,500 passengers and crew were killed. Most were from Southampton, England where Titanic set sail.
One cruise ship sailing from Halifax will arrive over the sunken ruins Saturday night, precisely 100 years later.
In New Bern, North Carolina Fay Blettner chooses to remember by reading a letter her grandmother wrote after surviving the disaster.
Fay's father, just 9-years-old at the time, was also onboard with her.
"Daddy didn't remember too much except the cold that he felt when they were in the life boat, and also seeing the lights of the ship sink into the water," she says.
Stories like that been repeated often in the 100 years since the unthinkable happened to what was thought to be the unsinkable Titanic.