A special ceremony marking the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic was held in the City Hall Titanic Memorial Garden today.
Belfast Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston, said: “On this day 105 years ago, people around the world woke up to the tragic news that RMS Titanic had sunk, resulting in the heart breaking loss of life for many men, women and children.
“While today we take time to remember the disaster that befell her, and all those who tragically lost their lives, we must also note that the Titanic herself was not a disaster, and the craftsmanship, skills and ingenuity that built her, also helped build our great city.”
At 12 noon Dr Aidan McMichael, Chairman of the Belfast Titanic Society, led a wreath laying ceremony and a minute’s silence remembering the 1,523 people who lost their lives on that fatal night of 15 April 1912.
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