Titanic 100 Year Anniversary: Pictures Of Memorials From Across The Globe [PHOTOS]

on April 16 2012 3:18 PM
  • Children walk past the grave of an unknown child from the Titanic sinking at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax
    Children walk past the grave of an unknown child from the Titanic sinking at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax Reuters
  • Canadian Sea Cadets stand next to grave of Titanic sinking victims in Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Canadian Sea Cadets stand next to grave of Titanic sinking victims in Halifax, Nova Scotia Reuters
  • A flower rests on a grave marker of a Titanic victim during the 100th anniversary memorial service at he Fairview Lawn Cemetery
    A flower rests on a grave marker of a Titanic victim during the 100th anniversary memorial service at he Fairview Lawn Cemetery Reuters
  • Roses rest on a plaque bearing the names of those who died when the Titanic sank, at the unveiling of the Titanic Memorial Garden in Belfast
    Roses rest on a plaque bearing the names of those who died when the Titanic sank, at the unveiling of the Titanic Memorial Garden in Belfast Reuters
  • A girl places a rose on a plaque bearing the names of those who died when the Titanic sank, at the unveiling of the Titanic Memorial Garden in Belfast's City Hall
    A girl places a rose on a plaque bearing the names of those who died when the Titanic sank, at the unveiling of the Titanic Memorial Garden in Belfast's City Hall April 15, 2012. Reuters
  • Crew members carry wreaths to be thrown into the sea during a service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean
    Crew members carry wreaths to be thrown into the sea during a service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean Reuters
  • Passengers sing hymns during a religious service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean
    Passengers sing hymns during a religious service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean Reuters
  • Passengers take part in service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean
    Passengers take part in service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean Reuters
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper crew members lay 1.5 million dried rose petals over the RMS Titanic's resting site in the north Atlantic Ocean
    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper crew members lay 1.5 million dried rose petals over the RMS Titanic's resting site in the north Atlantic Ocean Reuters
  • Passengers embrace after a service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean
    Passengers embrace after a service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the western Atlantic Ocean April 15, 2012. The ill-fated Titanic liner hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Reuters
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On Sunday, thousands of people commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. In order to memorialize the fallen victims of the ship, relatives, enthusiasts and well wishers attended ceremonies across the globe. 

The memorial cruise ship, the MS Balmoral, floated above the wreckage where the Titanic sank 100 years ago.

At 2:20 a.m. all was quiet, as it would have been 100 years ago when it went deathly quiet, when the screaming stopped, British Titanic historian Philip said on Sunday, reported Reuters. Littlejohn's grandfather, Alexander Littlejohn, was a 1st class steward in charge of lifeboat 13 as the ship began to sink to the bottom of the ocean.

About 700 people, mostly woman and children, were rescued by the Carpathia, another vessel that answered Titanic's distress call.

I've been brought up with the story, but now I could feel it, said David Haisman, 74, who honored the death of his grandfather on board the ship, reported Reuters. My mother used to tell me how she got into lifeboat 14 and her feet became soaked with the 3 to 4 inches of water that remained in the bottom despite bailing.

He continued to say that the last time his mother saw her father alive when he held her hands and said, I'll see you in New York.

From Nova Scotia to Belfast, people marked paid tribute to those who died on board the ship. Click through the slideshow to view photos of Titanic memorials 100 years later.

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