The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFedePerfect for fans of the hit Broadway musical Come from Away.
When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while security checked all of the baggage, they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople. Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news.
Over the course of those four days, many of the passengers developed friendships with Gander residents that they expect to last a lifetime. As a show of thanks, scholarship funds for the children of Gander have been formed and donations have been made to provide new computers for the schools. This book recounts the inspiring story of the residents of Gander, Canada, whose acts of kindness have touched the lives of thousands of people and been an example of humanity and goodwill.
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The day before the storm: Photos of Sept 10, 2001
If the world changed on September 11, , what was life like the day before? Eight people share the photos they took of New York City and Washington DC the day before the infamous terrorist attacks, and answer three questions about their experiences at the time. If you would like to share your photos from September 10, , join our Flickr group or upload your photo here. Evan Kuz took this photo of downtown New York on the afternoon of September 10, , and says he made a fateful decision to go for a run before visiting the World Trade Centre the next day. A storm rolls over New York City on the evening of September 10, View on Flickr. Q What stands out for you when you think back to what you were doing on September 10, ?
The day after the September 11, , terrorist attacks in New York City, newspapers captured the shock and horror. New York Post. The September 11 , , terrorist attacks happened exactly 18 years ago Wednesday. For many people, the attacks were the biggest news story of their lifetime. Almost all who experienced it can remember where they were when they heard of the attacks.
Four passenger airliners operated by two major U. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both story towers collapsed. Debris and the resulting fires caused a partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex , including the story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77 , was crashed into the Pentagon the headquarters of the U. Department of Defense in Arlington County, Virginia , which led to a partial collapse of the building's west side.
Is Patriot Day a Public Holiday?
Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, Patriot Day remembers those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in the United States. On the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House and all United States government buildings in the whole world. The flag should be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect to those who died on September 11, This marks the time that the first plane flew into the World Trade Center.
President George W. Bush turns around to watch television coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. An aerial view of the damage at the Pentagon two days after Sept. On that day, five members of al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing , from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington and flew the aircraft and its 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The aftermath in Washington of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Sept.
The big movie at the mall was "American Pie II," which had just taken over the box office lead from "Rush Hour II," and Beyonce was thinking about ditching her band for a solo career. The big stories in the news were about shark attacks, wildfires and a missing Congressional intern named Chandra. A teenage baseball player became a hero, and then a villain, after he pitched a perfect game at the Little League World Series. There were also inklings that something might be amiss at an energy company called Enron. By the summer of , Americans had become all too familiar with "hanging chads," but few had ever heard of al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden. While the nation drifted through the dog days, however, a group of terrorists was in the final stages of planning a series of attacks that would kill 3, people on September