“Canada is a true neighbour in every sense of the word and particularly after that event,” Leon Panetta, the U.S. defence secretary, told the exclusive event at the Newseum, next door to the Canadian embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Gander “is a town, as all of us know, that provided comfort and welcome,” he said as the crowd of several hundred, including several American movers and shakers, burst into applause. Read more about the commemoration at CBC.ca.

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