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The Titanic’s heroic men — and the people who still honor them 107 years later Washington Post
At a "forgotten" statue in Washington, an annual tribute to the men who put women and children first.
At 1 a.m. Monday, 17 men in tuxedos gathered around a monument in Washington’s Southwest Waterfront Park to honor a 107-year-old sacrifice. They are members of the Men’s Titanic Society, a private club of mostly retired broadcast newsmen who meet every year to pay tribute to the heroes who let women and children board the Titanic’s lifeboats first.

Inscribed on the memorial are the words: “To the brave men who perished in the Titanic, April 15, 1912. They gave their lives that women and children might be saved.”
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