CALGARY, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - 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.
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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