Gander CBC Beacon Interview John Would Have Been There Erin Winsor Jennifer Billard, piano

Beacon of Light



On Sept 11, 2001, the famous hospitality of Newfoundlanders was tested as thousands of airline passengers diverted by terrorist attacks landed at Gander International. Amidst the darkness and fear, of that day complete strangers found a safe port in the storm and a land of smiling faces. The lives of five anxious Americans and a young female pilot interweave with those of Newfoundlanders waiting on the ground with open arms and loving hearts. The warmth, kindness, and humour of our people created lifelong friendships with our neighbours to the south.