Canadian Pacific Salutes Fallen Soldiers

CALGARY AND MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - On November 11th, at 11 am local time, all Canadian Pacific trains will safely halt across its 14,800-mile network, observe two minutes of respect in silence and then sound a long train whistle in tribute to Remembrance Day and Veterans Day.

A special service will also be held at CP's headquarters in Calgary.

"Canadian Pacific recognizes the contributions our employees have made in times of war both past and present" said Scott MacDonald, vice-president transportation. "Many of our employees continue to serve. These brave men and women are a legacy and an inspiration, as are the many CP employees who are today listed military reservists."

Canadian Pacific has been touched by the tragic impacts of World War I and World War II.  Over 33 thousand CP employees served in the last century's two world wars.  Sadly, 1,774 employees died in battle. In the two World Wars combined, 24 of 74 CP ships were lost to enemy action.  In the air, CP pioneered the transatlantic delivery of bombers to Britain. At home, Canadian Pacific's efforts included transporting troops, supplies and equipment in addition to making its shops available for the output of Valentine tanks, engines for frigates and landing craft, naval vessel power equipment components, naval guns, anti-submarine devices and fire-control equipment.

CP recognizes the contributions employees - both past and present - have made in times of conflict and through its 130 years of railroading has employed tens of thousands of men and women  who bravely served Canada and the United States. In Canada, CP moves Canadian Forces' equipment and is one of Canada's most supportive employers of primary Reserve Force personnel.  In the United States, CP is a proud partner of the US Army PaYS program, which recruits soldiers interested in obtaining a quality civilian job following service to their country.

These brave men and women will be honoured at CP's Remembrance and Veteran's Day ceremony.  Canadian Pacific executives, employees (including active members), Police Service officers, pensioners, members of the Lord Strathcona's Horse Royal Canadians, Calgary 41 Brigade Group the 2554, PPCLI Cadet Corps and members of the public will recognize their service at a special ceremony at CP's Calgary Head Office, on 9 Ave SW next to the Steam Locomotive.

About Canadian Pacific:
Canadian Pacific (CP:TSX)(NYSE: CP) operates a North American transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Incorporating best-in-class technology and environmental practices, CP is re-defining itself as a modern 21st century transportation company built on safety, service reliability and operational efficiency. Visit cpr.ca and see how Canadian Pacific is Driving the Digital Railway.

Editor's Note:  Canadian Pacific's Remembrance and Veterans Day ceremony will begin at approximately 10:40 a.m. in front of CP Headquarters, Gulf Canada Square, 401 - 9th Avenue SW.

SOURCE Canadian Pacific

For further information:

Kevin Hrysak
(403) 319-3277
(403) 836 - 3874 (cell)
Kevin_Hrysak@cpr.ca


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