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
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