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The Day the World Came to Town - 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland-logo

The Day the World Came to Town - 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

Jim DeFede

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.

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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History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Porter

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:30