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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Canada Remembers...

....that horrific day 10 years ago!! In an Article found on Canada.com we read of one Canadian 9/11 widow:


Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper lays a wreath with Maureen Basnicki, her husband Ken was killed at the World Trade Centre. Basnicki, whose husband was one of 24 Canadians killed on 9/11, joined other family members on Saturday for a private reception with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has travelled to New York for the anniversary.

Since arriving in Manhattan, Basnicki says she’s been “overwhelmed” by the graciousness and generosity of New Yorkers upon learning she is a Canadian 9/11 widow. On two occasions in restaurants — on Thursday for dinner and Saturday for breakfast — Basnicki has gone to pay the bill only to find someone else had picked up the tab.

“They just want to show, in their own way, that our values are what is important,” says Basnicki who adds that such unexpected displays of compassion help in the ongoing process of coping with 9/11.

“My grief came from an event that didn’t just affect the Basnicki family, but did affect the world,” she says.

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