On September 11, 2001 the United States closed its airspace. Planes en route to the United States had to be diverted.
As air traffic closed down, Canada’s air traffic professionals guided 1500 planes to safety. Including diverting 238 planes to Canada.
In Gander, Newfoundland a town of 10,000 people, 6,000 guests from diverted airplanes landed. The people opened their homes to strangers putting them up and allowing them to shower.
Each year, many of those Americans moved by the support they found, come back to observe the anniversary.
September 11th, 2001 changed the world. We will always remember. ♥