the day the world came to town 9 11 in gander newfoundland

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The Day The World Came To Town

Author : Jim DeFede
ISBN : 0062103288
Genre : History
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The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit 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.

The Day The World Came To Town

Author : Jim DeFede
ISBN : 0060559713
Genre : History
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"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed." When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home. The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax. The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.

Day The World Came To Town

Author : Jim Defede
ISBN : 0613926218
Genre : History
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Shares the experiences of the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, who were hosts to the more than six thousand passengers of thirty-eight U.S.-bound jetliners forced to land there in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

Channel Of Peace

Author : Kevin Tuerff
ISBN : 9781487005146
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fully revised and updated paperback edition featuring over twenty colour photographs. When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world — and their lives — would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other refugees or “come from aways.” Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing “giving back” day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, you will find an unforgettable, uplifting tale of goodwill, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.

Come From Away

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ISBN : 9781540030672
Genre : Music
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(Vocal Selections). Twelve vocal arrangements with piano accompaniment are presented in this collection from this award-winning 2017 Broadway musical presenting the true story of airline passengers stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Includes: Blankets and Bedding * Costume Party * Finale * I Am Here * Me and the Sky * Prayer * Screech In * Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere (38 Planes Reprise) * Stop the World * 28 Hours * Welcome to the Rock * Wherever We Are.

The Danger Tree

Author : David Macfarlane
ISBN : 9780802776167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on the stories of his mother's relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, the author weaves the major events of the island throughout the 20th century into his own tale of the ill-starred fortunes of his family. Photos. Map.

Don T Tell The Newfoundlanders

Author : Greg Malone
ISBN : 9780307401342
Genre : History
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The provocative and long-overdue book about how Newfoundlanders were deceived by Canada and Britain, now available as a trade paperback. The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's 10th province in 1949. A rich cast of characters--hailing from Britain, America, Canada and Newfoundland--battle it out for the prize of the resource-rich, financially solvent, militarily strategic island. The twists and turns are as dramatic as those in any spy novel and extremely surprising, since the "official" version of Newfoundland history has held for over 50 years almost without question.

Where Eagles Lie Fallen

Author : Gary Collins
ISBN : 1897317670
Genre : Aircraft accidents
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Where Eagles Lie Fallen is celebrated master storyteller Gary Collins's solemn tribute to the American servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285 when it crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, on December 12, 1985.This is a story of a tremendous loss of life, of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. military - the world-renowned "Screaming Eagles." Eyewitnesses to the tragedy and the surviving loved ones of the lost American soldiers reveal for the first time the profound effect this event had on them, and how it still affects them today. Within these pages you will meet "Buckeye" Brady, "Keybird" Kee, Michael Shayne "Eliot" Stack, "Ziggy" Ziegler, "Jenny" Word, and Sergeant Christine M. McCleery, American servicemen and servicewomen lost aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285. Among those who assisted Gary Collins in the reconstruction of that fateful day are Robyn Stack, mother of Michael Shayne "Eliot" Stack, Gander Deputy Mayor Sandra Kelly, Air Traffic Controller Glenn Blandford, Mayor Doug Sheppard, and Gander resident Pat Kane.

Come From Away

Author : Marilyn Beaton
ISBN : 1550813595
Genre : Medical
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The third volume in the best-selling nursing history series.Overseas recruitment of nurses has been part of nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador since Wilfred Grenfell brought the first two nurses to Labrador in 1893. It is believed that hundreds of nurses have come from away to work, live, and sometimes stay in the province. This book shares the stories of 41 nurses who immigrated to NL from 1949 to 2004 and who made a tremendous contribution to healthcare in the province. Their stories shed light on the challenges they encountered in the workplace and with the province's lifestyle and culture. The stories are funny, poignant, and highlight the courage and commitment of these nurses along with the strong attachment they grew to have for their adopted home.

As Near To Heaven By Sea

Author : Kevin Major
ISBN : 0140278648
Genre : Newfoundland and Labrador
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For three centuries after Europeans rediscovered it, Newfoundland was thought of as little more than "a great English Ship moored near the Banks during the Fishing Season."Labrador, dismissed as the "land God gave to Cain,"commanded no more respect. But for the people who made its coastline their home, including the Aboriginal peoples who first settled there 9000 years earlier, Newfoundland and Labrador was of considerably greater significance. In these people lie a fascinating history: Leif Eriksson, James Cook, Black Bart, Benedict Arnold, Brigitte Bardot, Mary Walsh, Joey Smallwood, Amelia Earhart, Shanawdithit, D'Iberville, Audubon and Marconi are but a dozen of the better known. The history of Newfoundland and Labrador is no genteel excursion. Scandal coexisted with extraordinary feats of courage; disaster with daring acts of the imagination. The ritual burial of a Maritime Archaic child several millennia ago, the Viking landings, the exploits of Basque whalers, centuries of military and religious strife, confederation with Canada and the collapse of the fisheries — all are brought to life by Kevin Major in exciting, vivid prose. As Near to Heaven by Sea was nominated for the 2001 Pearson Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize.

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