Titanic cemetery centennial remembrance


Associated Press

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 15 at 11:32 PM

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been remembering the sinking of the Titanic.

In the late afternoon Sunday, one of the city's commemorative events was held at the burial site of more than 120 of the ship's victims.

For 90 minutes at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the Titanic Spiritual Ceremony brought together religious and lay people, victim family members and the voices of the Xara (ZAH'-rah) Young Women's Choir to remember those who died a hundred years ago on a cold night in the Atlantic.

The service included a flower laying and members of the Canadian Coast Guard were also in attendance.

Also, a Canadian sugar maple tree was planted to symbolize both Nova Scotia's and Canada's role in the Titanic tragedy.

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072-w-43-(Bryant Thomas, AP correspondent, with conductor Christina Murray of Choir Xara in Halifax, Nova Scotia)--On the very centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, an interfaith memorial at a Canadian cemetery where some of the victims are buried. AP Radio's Bryant Thomas has a preview. (15 Apr 2012)

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262-r-16-(Sound of Camerata Xara Young Women's Choir, For production purposes)--This is archive sound of Halifax's Xara (ZAH'-ah) Young Women's Choir, which will sing at today's Titanic Spiritual Ceremony at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 Titanic victims are buried. (14 Apr 2012)

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260-a-08-(Christina Murray, artistic director, Choir Xara (zah'-rah), in AP interview)-"being torn apart"-Conductor Christna Murray describes the interlude her choir will sing at today's Titanic Spiritual Ceremony at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, where Titanic victims are interred. (14 Apr 2012)

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259-a-10-(Christina Murray, artistic director, Choir Xara (ZAH'-rah), in AP interview)-"to the ceremonies"-Conductor Christina Murray says the interfaith spiritual ceremony today at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax is a non-denominational remembrance of the Titanic victims who are buried there. (14 Apr 2012)

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