Monday, April 2, 2012

100th Anniversary of Titanic Tragedy

On the evening of Saturday, April 14, SWDC Heritage will host a commemoration at the Titanic Memorial of the 100th anniversary of the doomed ship's sinking during its maiden voyage. The Titanic memorial is located on the Southwest Waterfront where P Street dead-ends at Waterfront Park next to Fort McNair. Historic images of the Titanic and her crew will be displayed along the waterfront as well as music from the period.  The commemoration will begin at 7pm.  This commemoration is in addition to the annual ceremony performed by the Men's Titanic Society, who gather at the memorial at midnight to honor those who gave their lives for others when the ship sank.

The memorial is on National Park Service land and will not be moved when The Wharf development gets underway.  However, the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team is working with NPS to improve the setting of the area by the memorial to be more compatible for their plans for the Waterfront Park and wharf walkway.

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