Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador -The people of Gander, which has about 9,000 residents, opened up their homes and took 6,700 air travellers into their homes following the 9/11 attacks.
When U.S. airspace was closed up, 238 flights that were destined to go to the U.S. wound of landing in Canada. This was known as Operation Yellow Ribbon. This small town, once known for being a refueling stop for transatlantic flights, accommodated 38 civilian and 4 military planes. Some passengers stayed in the community for for up to six days. The people of Gander got medicine for them, food, set up phones for them to make free calls home, and rounded up T.V.’s so they could keep abreast of the situation.
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Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador