This is the 17th Anniversary of an event that had a very significant impact on our lives; not just of Lives Lost in those terrible “moments”, but the precautionary/safety actions taken following the event.
However; as terrible as the incident was, as the story reveals, there exists in the world, a great deal of generosity of spirit, a great deal of good will among human beings. Here is the link: https://theshuffler.net/2013/09/05/a-truly-inspirational-story-remember-911/ ; In the opening para the number of years shown is 12; it should of course read 17. Think of the immediate actions required by the citizens of : Newfoundland!! The author of the article speaks: We learned from the Red Cross that the town of Gander has a population of 10,400 people and they had about 10,500 passengers to take care of from all the airplanes that were forced into Gander ! We were told to just relax at the hotel and we would be contacted when the U.S. airports opened again, but not to expect that call for a while.
Pic below is part of a Memory Display in the Appleton Riverfront Peace Park in Newfoundland. Lois and I visited this park on our tour across Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017. (One more great memory for me!!) As you will appreciate, several towns took care of the “Plane People”.
The Broadway Theatre Show “Come From Away” has been tremendously successful. If you are interested, conduct a search for “Come From Away”. Ticket prices vary from $160.00 to $660.00 in Toronto.
Stan McCormack. 2018 09 10.