Canadian town hosted folks from diverted 9/11 flights

J'Nell-Pate-mugAfter writing this column for 45 years, I have a favorite. North Platte, Neb. organized the feeding of every troop train that stopped there during World War II.  All cross-country trains stopped, because North Platte was the watering station.

Officials recruited towns within a 50 mile radius to help, and patriotic citizens met every train, fed every soldier, even though on the busiest day they once served 8,000 troops.


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