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The Day the World Came to Town Updated Edition: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

by Jim Defede

PUBLISHED: 24th August 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780063005983
ANNOTATION:
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.
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PUBLISHED: 24th August 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780063005983
ANNOTATION:
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.

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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.

Publisher Description

The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway's Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the Author 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.

Product Details

Short Title
The Day the World Came to Town Updated Edition
Pages
272
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Language
English
Year
2021
ISBN-10
0063005980
ISBN-13
9780063005983
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
Audience
General/Trade
Publication Date
2021-08-24
Author
Jim Defede
UK Release Date
2021-09-02
Country of Publication
United States
AU Release Date
2021-09-02
NZ Release Date
2021-09-02
US Release Date
2021-09-02
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