Air travel in North America ground to a halt following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Both domestic and foreign flights were ordered to the nearest airports, leaving many travelers hundreds or thousands of miles from home.

Many of those traveling to the United States from Europe and Asia only made it as far as Gander, Newfoundland.

Here's the story of how the town of 11,000 welcomed and took care of 7,000 stranded travelers.

Thanks to the Bangor PD for posting this video