It is time to expand the remembrance ceremonies for 9-11 to include a wider range of those who helped during the crisis. Canada’s help to over 33,000 stranded passengers, providing shelter and food while airlines were grounded across the United States was a large contribution. It showed solidarity with the United States and generosity in a crisis.
When a neighbor gives you a present, it's good to write a thank you note. The neighbor should know that you appreciate their efforts, so they'll help you next time. It's the same way with the United States and Canada. The United States should express appreciation for what Canada did in a time of crisis.
More credit should be given to our neighbors to the north, who often treat the stranded citizens and illegal immigrants they recieve with more care and commpassion than the United States does. We should remember that we are not one nation against all, but one nation amongst many people around the globe.
Housing, shelter and food for thousands of people took effort and monetary resource and most importantly a heartfelt kindness that should be acknowledged. In times of tragedy, different people and entities help in different ways and they should all be respected and appreciated for their efforts. Canada deserves recognition for standing by its neighbor.