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National Public Television re-aired a documentary this evening concerning the 33,000 airline passengers stranded across Canada on and after September 11, 2001. Seeing the personal stories again reinforced what we knew to be true of our neighbors. Fellow North Americans who responded to terrible events with caring, kindness, and solidarity.We in the US knew a year ago, and are reminded again on this anniversary of the hospitality generously given by Canadians from Gander and St. Johns Newfoundland to the Pacific west and all points in between. We will never forget. Thanks

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My sister lived in St Johns at the time and I remember her telling me about going down to the airport to see if she could help. She had a very large house and took in two familes with kids. Even with all that was going on they were still able to have a good time. About two months before she moved from St Johns one of the familes was able to return for a visit.My sister is a very private person and I know what it must have taken for her to do that. I am very proud of her. It is amazing in times of struggle and pain what people will do to help others. I actually think the whole experiance really helped her to open up a part of her that she always kept hidden. She is a better person for it.http://members.shaw.ca/dan_cyxc/sigcard.jpg

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Indeed Dan. As an American living in southern Ontario, I was overcome with pride when Canadians here reacted so generously. Because I am American, my wife and I felt it our duty and need to invite those stranded Americans here to our home as soon as the news hit the airwaves that there were some at our airport (London is a fairly small city of 350,000 with a regional, not an international airport).By the time we arrived (a short hour after the news broke), all of the stranded passengers had already been generously invited in by Londoners! It was quite an emotional time for me to see the generosity and solidarity of spirit of complete strangers with no involvement in the immediate circumstances as they rose to the occasion. With all that we live through in the modern world, brought home on that tragic day, it simply reinforced the ideal that we can create a wonderful world if we simply try harder. I personally thank your sister even as I don't know her... Be encouraged to let her know of our appreciation and respect.Elrondhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/Boycott-RIAA.gif]"A musician without the RIAA, is like a fish without a bicycle."[/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font://http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/B...cle."[/b][/font

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Last night while watching TV as I seldom do, I also watched the documentary about the Canadian participation in the events of 9/11 with the re routing of commercial air traffic to Canadian airports. I was astounded at the level of help these Canadians provided to stranded air travellers. A big 'thank you' to our friends and neighbors to the North. jb

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That program was powerful and incredibly moving, and for some reason it made it easier to face September 11. I guess knowing that we are not in it alone... Let me add one more thanks to our great Neighbors in Canada and take this opportunity to say "God Bless America"ChrisSuwanee, Georgia USA

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I too was moved by that program, never thought of what was going on in other places. We owe a great debt to our friends up north. I had the chance to compete in Canada in 1996 and was given the same great care from my hosts in Prince Albert!Paulhttp://www.advdigitalmedia.com/sig.jpg

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That's very nice of you guys to say. I'm proud of the way the people in Halifax, Gander, St. John's, Moncton, etc. opened their homes to stranded travellers.Believe me when I say that Canada felt the impact of September 11 along with you, and I think the events made us better friends. We will always be true friends, certainly not sycophants, and you have our deepest condolences on the horrors of that day.Best regards,Greghttp://www3.sympatico.ca/gregory.moffatt/ERJ.jpg

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The people of Canada were and continue to be very helpful in times of need. It was extremely nice what they did for all those passengers. The people of Canada should be very proud. I just wish the Prime Minister of Canada (as they have every other time) would join President Bush in support of action against Iraq. Only are staunchest ally, Britian has done so, so far.

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