Jim DeFede



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The Day the World Came to T...

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“They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed. If the terrorists had hoped their attacks would reveal the weaknesses in western society, the events in Gander proved its strength.”
Jim DeFede, The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

“Neighbor to neighbor. It is a mentality that has been fostered over centuries, since the earliest settlers realized the only way to survive in this desolate but beautiful outpost was to work together. Much of their music captures this spirit.”
Jim DeFede, The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

“Their willingness to help others is arguably the single most important trait that defines them as Newfoundlanders. Today, it is an identity they cling to, in part, because it is something that cannot be taken away from them.”
Jim DeFede, The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

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