The Town of Appleton hosted its 17th annual memorial service the morning of Sept. 11.
It was the central Newfoundland community’s way of paying their respects to those who lost their lives during the 2001 terrorists attacks against the United States of America. It was also a chance to reflect upon its own contributions, when 38 planes were diverted to Gander after US airspace was closed for several days, and the people of central Newfoundland cared for nearly 7,000 stranded passengers.
Among the special to guests paying tribute was U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft.
While she didn’t speak with media, in her remarks, Craft brought forward thanks.
“My gratitude is for you reminding me, that which is essential, selflessness, kindness and love,” she said. “For giving that to me and the world, thank you.”