While reading my Daily Bread yesterday (Saturday), I found the following:
“When US airspace was closed after the September 11, 2001, attacks, planes had to land at the closest airport available. Nearly 40 planes landed in Gander, Newfoundland. Suddenly this small Canadian community almost doubled in size when thousands of frightened passengers arrived. People opened their homes, and officials converted high schools, lodges, churches, and meeting halls into places to stay. Stranded passengers were overwhelmed with neighborly generosity and kindness.” (Our Daily Bread)
Canada played a crucial role at that time. Today, let us be neighbourly and remember the families of the thousands of individuals who lost their lives, including 24 Canadians and 26 Jamaicans.
We cannot forget!