Quantcast

CANADIAN PACIFIC SALUTES FALLEN SOLDIERS

November 10, 2010

CALGARY AB and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – On
November 11th, all Canadian Pacific trains in Canada and the United States
will safely halt at 11AM local time, observe two minutes of respect in silence
and then sound a long train whistle in tribute. A Remembrance Day and Veterans
Day
service will also be held at CP’s headquarters in Calgary.

On land, sea and in the air, Canadian Pacific, its people, resources,
ingenuity and expertise have been needed to support war efforts at home and
abroad. “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.

The tradition of service continues, with 44 Canadian and American
employees currently listed as reservists. 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 honored at CP’s Remembrance and
Veteran’s Day ceremony. Canadian Pacific executives, employees, Police Service
officers, pensioners, members of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Royal Canadians,
Canadian Forces King’s Own Regiment, Calgary 41st Brigade Group the 2554

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry 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) operates a North American transcontinental
railroad 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


Source: newswire



comments powered by Disqus