Centennial Remembrance Of The Sinking Of The Titanic

DETROIT (WWJ) – It was 100 years ago Sunday that the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean and more than 1,500 people were killed.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mariner’s Church in Detroit.

A survivor of the Andrea Doria shipwreck in 1956, Pierette Simpson, of Novi, will be there.

“It is to honor the memory of those that were lost, those 1,500 souls that never had a chance as they waited for the Carpathia to come and save them for hours after the incident.”

You can hear the complete interview with Simpson below:

[audiohttp://nyc.podcast.play.it/media/d0/d0/d1/d0/dA/dF/dE/10AFE_3.MP3]

Simpson says she can relate to those who survived the Titanic because many survivors of the Andrea Doria-Stockholm collision suffered post traumatic stress disorder.

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen