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A CANADIAN EXPAT'S EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS LIVING IN THE WINDY CITY!

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On September 11th, 2001,  Canada began its, “Operation Yellow Ribbon”.  Approximately 33,000 passengers on 239 US-bound flights were rerouted to Canadian civilian and military airports.

Communities small and large opened their hearts, their arms, and in the literal sense, their cupboards, to feed and provide shelter to all travelers who found themselves in a surreal and frightening situation.

Remembering and forever keeping our thoughts and prayers strong as we unite as one.

Thank you, Canada.

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26 thoughts on “A Moment of Remembering

  1. Dear, dear Cher,

    THANK YOU so much for this moment of remembering. Not just the horror but also the strength of love.

    Thank you so much. Sending peace and light your way today.

    XOXO Allison

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank YOU, my dear. It affected the entire world, didn’t it? And right back to you, dear Allison! Cher xo

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      1. Yes, and today the whole world is still fighting and hurting. May we each take our steps toward peace in our hearts to heal the whole world. So grateful for gracious souls like yours!!! *hug*

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Awh, bless! I feel the same way about you, my dear! Thank YOU and yes, let’s collectively work toward filling the world with the peace it so desperately needs. *hugs to you* Cher xo

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  2. John says:

    Great post. I can’t talk about this without getting angry so…..

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I totally understand, John. Believe it or not, it was difficult even writing the few words on this post. Thank you for your comments always! Cher xo

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  3. Danny Gillard says:

    The Canadian people are some of the best people in the world and it is sad to see that it has taken such a tragedy for the people to understand there greatest neighbors like ever …this is he Canadian way

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Danny, you have literally made my day! Thank YOU for your comments; I really, really appreciate it, and I know the Canadians that read your comments will also be very grateful for your kind words. Thank you! Cher xo

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  4. Cher, lovely post. Brings back some memories of stories I read that day in the newspapers about people in Canada opening up their arms and homes. I particularly remember what was going on in Nova Scotia. A whole town accepted all the passengers from one plane and every home participated in trying to offer sympathy for the tragedy and for those folks finding themselves in a part of the world they never expected to find themselves and for that reason. Many of the passengers did not have proper clothing for that area, and the townspeople offered whatever they had. It was surely a time when people came together because of a tragedy. It’s too bad that it takes such an occurrence for people to see their neighbors as neighbors; not just a strange person walking in the street.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi dear Carol, thank you so much for your wonderful comments! Yes, I completely agree; it is too bad that often it takes a negative event to show each other we are all the same. It was a horrific situation, and I am so grateful for those who helped when it was needed the most. Big hugs, Cher xo

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  5. gpcox says:

    Today is the heartbreaking reminder – not just of an attack on the U.S. – for it was an assault against any nation or individual who does not follow their fanatical ideologies. Thank you for this post.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you for those excellent comments. The anniversary brings to the surface memories of despicable acts against those who do not subscribe to extremist dogma. At the very least, it allows us to collectively connect our thoughts of peace and hope. Cher xo

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  6. I never knew about this. Wonderful.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Hilary! Thank you! Yes, it truly was a connection between Canada and other countries when the help was so desperately needed. Cher xo

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  7. lorriebowden says:

    Hi sweet Cher! I did not know of this either! I am sure it was because of the shock of it all…being glued to the television watching the horror over and over! I wish more stories like this would be told…maybe it could help lessen the horrific memories. Love to you…I hope all is super in your world! ❤

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah dear Lorrie! Thank you for your comments. Yes, I must say that I too did not hear about the Canadian helpers until shortly after everything happened. I was also glued to the television. Love to you as well, my dear! Right back at you!!! Cher xo

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  8. Well done, Cher! May we never have to remember another such day!

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  9. Poetsmith says:

    So glad that all chipped in to help in a needy and frightening situation. Have a lovely weekend, Cher. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Iris! Yes, I am so glad too. It was a horrible situation and most definitely needed the good hearts of many to help provide assistance. Thank you, Iris! I hope you have a lovely weekend as well! Love, Cher xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank you so much! cher xo

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      1. AinaBalagtas says:

        Anytime. Thanks too. Xo

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  10. Such beautiful thoughts spoken in such lovely words!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, bless! Thank you so much! You have officially made my day!! Cher xo

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  11. Beautiful post…I recently read about this and did not know it previously. People are good at heart in so many places around the world…if only the war machinery, power and oppression would grind to a halt. Your post is wonderful!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, bless! Thank you for your kind words. I do love to hear about the good that is in the world. Sometimes it has to be searched for, but it certainly does the heart good to hear about it. Cher xo

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