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Titanic museums to mark anniversary of sinking

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titanic museums in the Smoky Mountains and Branson, Mo., have told the ship's story to 7 million visitors in the past six years. Now the attractions are marking the Titanic centennial by sponsoring a Coast Guard cutter to take 1.5 million rose petals to the North Atlantic site where the ship sank 100 years ago.

The museums also will have special ceremonies April 14 in Tennessee and Missouri to commemorate the anniversary.

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