That being said, some of the "research" that I've done today has led to some tears. And I think rightfully so. Because 101 years is too short a time to forget the night to remember.
This is why we cry. This is why we should cry.
|Karl Thorsten Skoog, age 12|
|The grave of the only child recovered by the Mackay-Bennet (now known to be Sidney Goodwin)|
|The Goodwin family--all of them held third class tickets, all of them died.|
|Jack Phillips, first Wireless Operator|
|The engineers who kept the lights burning, the pumps on, and the Marconi spark dancing to the very end, all so that other people's lives would be saved|
There are uncountable others, others whose faces have faded away because all who knew them are now dead. Now, they are only a name without italics on a page of victims. But each of those names was a person, one who had hopes and dreams for what the end of this journey would bring them.
The night lives on. The night will always live on.