March 14, 2012
Remembering the Titanic:
I recently read in the “Lively Arts”
publication, which is produced by the Farmington Area Arts Council, the city of Farmington Hills Michigan was planning a 100th
anniversary celebration of the downing of the Titanic.
I find this a sadistic idea.
Over 1,500 individuals perished that evening. Those who served had a lifetime of physical as well as mental pain.
One of my dear family friends told me her
father was a passenger on the ship. He was left in the icy Atlantic for
hours. She said that he had problems with his legs for the rest of this life. Due to poor circulation, his legs always felt warm.
How would the families of those survivors
feel if they knew that a city in the United States was planning a celebration of one of the most tragic events in the last
With food and drink, dancing and gaiety,
this paints a very tasteless picture as well as makes our city look very insensitive.
I enjoy a great party as much as anyone
else, but rather than a celebration the city should honor the memory of those who where lost, with a commemoration.
Yes, life goes on, but will those who come
after us in 100 years, be celebrating 9/11?
Let us hope not!