Spark, I want to thank you so much for this wonderful thread/topic. You made me smile, which today of all days, was not easy for me to do. You also brought a tear to my eye, and I don't care if that sounds "sappy" at all! Thank you. Merci, Monseiur!!
It's so true that "actions speak louder than words", and it makes me proud that my wonderful countrymen more than displayed their care and concern for our Amercian neighbours, and indeed all those from other countries around the world, who found themselves stranded in Canada (many for up to 5 days) on that horrific and unfortunate day.
Not only did Canadians welcome Amercians into their homes, many of them travelled to New York City on September 11 and in the days that followed to offer any assistance they could. Many, many thanks to the Canadian Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics and members of the Canadian Red Cross,
along with countless Canadian civilian volunteers, who offered their skills, and their hearts to the people of New York City.
And to those incredible, incredible "Newfies" (said with great affection) of Gander, Gambo, Lewisporte, and other small towns in Newfoundland, you people are truly a special, special breed. You all are the personification of
what humanity should strive to be.
Our hearts go out to all of the victims of 9/11, and indeed to the surviving family members and friends of those lost.
That's all I wanted to say here, in this little message "between friends and
All Our Love,