U.S. Consul General in Calgary thanks YYC Airport for support during 9/11 attacks


CALGARY – The 9/11 terror attacks will be remembered in many ways around the world this weekend; in Calgary, the 10th anniversary was marked in a ceremony at the Calgary International Airport Friday morning.

U.S. Consul General Laura Lochman presented a plaque to the Calgary Airport Authority to say thank you for its support on that heartbreaking day.

Calgary was a part of the Canada-wide effort to handle flights that were diverted in the aftermath of the attacks.

YYC received 12 diverted planes carrying 2,160 passengers that were unable to land in the United States. Many Calgarians opened their homes to take in the stranded travellers.

The Drop-In Centre’s new location also opened its doors early to take in more.

Meanwhile, Calgary’s Military Museums will be remembering the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks this Sunday during a commemorative ceremony where they will unveil a piece of debris from the twin towers.  

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