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Uploaded on Oct 13, 2011

Make a Difference, by Denise Gagné was sung by the Grade 2 classes of Gander Academy on the CBC Canadian national broadcast of the Gander, Newfoundland, Canada 10 year memorial of 9/11.

Gander is a Canadian town located in the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Gander International Airport played an integral role in world aviation in the hours immediately following the September 11 attacks when all of North America's airspace was closed by Transport Canada and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As part of Operation Yellow Ribbon, 39 transatlantic flights bound for the United States were ordered to land at the airport—more flights than any Canadian airport other than Halifax International. More than 6,600 passengers and airline crew members, equivalent to 66 percent of the local population—third highest number of passengers, behind Vancouver International, which received 8,500, and Halifax—found themselves forced to stay in the Gander area for up to three days until airspace was reopened and flights resumed. Residents of Gander and surrounding communities volunteered to house, feed, and entertain the travelers in what became known as Operation Yellow Ribbon. This was largely because Transport Canada and NAV CANADA asked that transatlantic flights avoid major airports in central Canada, such as Lester B. Pearson in Toronto and Montréal-Dorval.

Subsequently, Lufthansa named one of its Airbus A340 aircraft Gander/Halifax to thank both cities for their handling of rerouted travelers on September 11.

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