I am suggesting ONLY respectful and dignified services, to honor all involved in that historical event (passengers, crew members and rescue personnel).
(I do not know if this was discussed previously, but I know I haven't seen anything of this nature in the last several months.)
Perhaps a midnight service could be offered during the week of the original sailing, with the captain presiding.
Perhaps onboard clergy could offer a brief invocation.
It would be lovely if a bagpipe recording of Amazing Grace could be broadcast, or perhaps national hymns of the British Isles, Canada and the USA played.
I think, very dimmed lighting, with only white bulbs illuminated, and a flare sent up, just one, (with the permission of all pertinant international maritime organizations of course) would be reverent.
I mentioned this to a friend who served in the navy and I think he thought that the Captains may be uncomfortable with it. I most certainly do not wish to insult or be disrespectful to anyone in military service or the maritime industries. I apologize in advance if suggesting this type of service is insulting to anyone.
Again, I am proposing refined and solemn. As I am sailing on the Crown on April 7th, I think it would be incredible to be a part of such a memorial to all who sailed and sacrificed those fateful days.
Thank you very much for being kind and respectful in all your responses.
Terry in NJ
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