Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic Hundred Year Anniversary

Yesterday, we watched the movie "Titanic."  Dog Dad was quiet last night.  This morning he had that wistful long ago look in his eyes during our walk.  When we got home, he brewed some Kona Coffee.  When the coffee was ready, he cut up some cheese.  Then he raised his cup and said " They gave their lives so others could live; may we always remember their sacrifice.   To those brave men and dogs."  He drank some coffee and gave us the cheese.
Essex relayed that Dad has been like that every 15 April she has lived with him.  Every year he toasts to them and remembers.  Dad told her that it started back in 1996, when he lived in Washington D.C.  The Washington Post did an article about a group of men that got together every year to remember that anniversary.  Here is a link to the Washington Post article, that caused Dad to remember this day and to visit the monument when he lived in D.C.  Those of you that have followed us for awhile, will remember this link to our post about it in 2008.

Dog Dad remembers the Titanic's story. The Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 PM on 14 April, next the first passengers were guided to the life boats at 12:15 AM on 15 April.  At 2:20 AM the Titanic finally began to sink.  In the end 1517 people and six dogs die in the disaster.  Many lessons were learned and the world made safer, but we should never forget the sacrifice they made that day one hundred years ago today.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Sherman


Asta said...

Dawling Essex and Shewman and dogdad,

We aways thought of the Titanic when we lived in New Yawk. The Jane stweet hotel which was awound the cownew fwom us is whewe the suwvivows wewe put up.

Those poow hoomans and woofies who died make us vewy sad. Mommi wanted to be on chat wif youw dogdad and snowys Mom but we'we nevew awound at the wight time we'll keep twying though
Love and smoochie kisses to all of you

Dianne SS said...

That's a very touching thing to do --to toast and remember the lives lost on the Titanic. We were watching the British movie version on Turner last night. It's so hard to imagine how so many could have died in that disaster.

Dianne and Duffy

Karen Jo said...

That's a very thoughtful thing for your Dad to do. I must admit that I never knew the exact date of the sinking of the Titanic until this year. It was all very sad that so few were saved.

Dawn said...

Yes we can only remember and hope the lessons were learned.