CALGARY, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - On November 11, at 11 a.m. local time, all
Canadian Pacific trains will safely halt across its 14,700-mile network
, observe two minutes of respect in silence, 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.
"Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten,"
said Scott MacDonald, senior vice president operations. "We hope when
CP train whistles blow across our North American network, the sound
will unite our thoughts of remembrance and remind us all that our
freedom should never be taken for granted."
Canadian Pacific has been touched by the tragic impacts of World War I
and World War II. More than 33,000 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 trans-Atlantic 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 more than 130 years of
railroading has employed tens of thousands of men and women who bravely
served Canada and the United States.
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, and
members of the public will recognize their service at a special
ceremony at CP's Calgary head office, on 9th Avenue 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 21s century transportation company built on safety, service reliability,
and operational efficiency. Visit www.cpr.ca to learn more.
Editor's Note: Canadian Pacific's Remembrance and Veterans Day ceremony will begin at
approximately 10:40 a.m. (Mountain Time) in front of CP Headquarters,
Gulf Canada Square, 401 9th Avenue SW.
SOURCE: Canadian Pacific
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