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 town of Gander, Newfoundland, has six traffic lights and a population of less than thirteen thousand. Its distinguishing feature—and the reason it exists—is its airport, which opened in and was once the largest in the world, making Gander a crucial transatlantic refuelling stop in the days before long-range jet travel. On September 11, , after flights were rerouted to their nearest airports, thirty-eight jets suddenly landed in Gander, stranding some seven thousand passengers for up to five days in a town with only five hundred hotel rooms. It was his third time in New York City. Elementary schools were converted into makeshift dormitories.
Check out today's and tomorrow's sunrise and sunset times in Gander, NL, Canada, as well as the whole calendar for September Sunrise and sunset times, civil twilight start and end times as well as solar noon, and day length for every day of September in Gander, NL. In Gander, NL, the first day of September is 13 hours, 24 minutes long. The last day of the month is 11 hours, 41 minutes, so the length of the days gets 1 hour, 42 minutes shorter in September The following graph shows sunrise and sunset times in Gander, NL for every day of the year.
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Officially, the entire province is in the Newfoundland Time Zone by legislation. Southeastern Labrador prefers Newfoundland Time in part to synchronize with the schedule of radio broadcasts from Newfoundland. This time zone exists because of the location of the island and the fact that it was a separate dominion when the time zones were established.
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