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Lusitania 100th anniversary commemoration Wreath Ceremony


Date: May 7, 2015

This commemoration was held at Pier A, NY on May 7, 2015 on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

THE STORY:
On May 7, 1915, less than a year after World War 1 erupted, (1914-1918) a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from New York
to Liverpool England.

Of the more than 1,900 passenger and crew on board, 1,198 perished.

The sinking of the Lusitania played a significant role in turning American public opinion against neutrality.

Two years later, America entered the war...