I would like to say thank you to Canada

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  1. Joseph_Botwinick

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    for their hospitality to many American travelers who were stranded in Canada after the brutal attacks on our country on 9-11-01. Your help is appreciated, and we do thank you here in America, even if it is belated.

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    Canada has also offered flu shots to any American who comes wanting one and for less than you'd pay here if you could find them! I think that's very nice.
     
  3. Joseph_Botwinick

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    I think so too.

    (This is something different for me---warm-fuzzy feelings---group hug). :D

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    I am pretty sure it was no trouble for them. Can you imagine having multiplied thousands of travelers stranded with nothing to do but spend money? What an economic hayday for them. From that aspect, they probably wish it was still going on.
     
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    Actually,

    I do remember this story. Individual families took them in their homes for free and took care of them at their own expense. It was a good thing they did and they should be thanked for it.

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    I am pretty sure it was no trouble for them. Can you imagine having multiplied thousands of travelers stranded with nothing to do but spend money? What an economic hayday for them. From that aspect, they probably wish it was still going on. </font>[/QUOTE]Oh Larry, don't be such a cynic. 38 flights carrying 6,500 people were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland- a town not too much larger than the number on those flights. Many people took complete strangers into their homes, and provided them with food & shelter for up to four days. Others found shelter in schools & other public buildings- with a steady stream of the town's people simply showing up with casseroles, blankets, etc.

    I doubt that the good citizens of Gander viewed the sudden influx of wayward travelers as some sort of cash-cow bonanza.
     
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    Lighten up folks ...
     
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    I concur with the gratitude shared by JB in the OP.
     
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    I have personally found Canadians to be some of the most hospitable people I have met. For several years I lived 20 miles inside the US/Canada border on the US side. Many of my friends were Canadian. Almost every week I made one to two trips across the border into Vancouver, B.C.
     
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    So have I, gb. I have been in Canada many times, and I have always been treated well. I, too, share the sentiments of Brother Botwinick that the Canadians should be thanked for their kindness to our people during the 9/11 events. They are not our enemy, though some do not like us, but this is nothing new. There are people all over the world, and even in this, our own country who don't like America or Americans. I believe Canada will always be one of our friends.
     
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    I, too, was recently in Canada (Calgary) and was met with hospitality everywhere. Part of it might have been that I was in such a good mood due to the curency exchange rate.

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    back in the dark days of the Iranian hostage crisis, members of the Canadian embassy managed to help about a dozen or so Americans get out of Iran! Canada has some very resourceful citizens, for which we can be very grateful anytime the US has had a crisis.
     
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    Although I do get flustered sometimes by my brothers and sisters to the north I have always considered them just that. I think we have more in common than is generally acknowledged. I'm wit h Joe here.
     

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