The Day the World Came to Town

Written By Jim DeFede
The Day the World Came to Town
  • Publsiher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 12 July 2011
  • ISBN : 0062103288
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 39 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Day the World Came to Town written by Jim DeFede which was release on 12 July 2011, this book published by Harper Collins. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the Author 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

The Day the World Came to Town
  • Author : Jim DeFede
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0062103288
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Summary : The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the Author 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, ...

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The Day the World Came to Town Updated Edition
  • Author : Jim DeFede
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0062103288
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Summary : The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway's Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the Author 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 ...

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Day The World Came To Town
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-08-14
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0062103288
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