The Day the World Came to Town

9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD34306
Released: Jun 27, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538477250
Narrator/s: Ray Porter
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Perfect for fans of the 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.

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Author(s): Jim DeFede
Genre: History

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Author(s): Jim DeFede
Narrator(s): Ray Porter
Genre: History
Product Number Z100124070
Released: Jun 27, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062796684
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Author(s): Jim DeFede
Genre: History
Product Number EB00239964
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062103284

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