SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On Nov. 11, all Canadian Pacific and Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad trains 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 this day, Canadian Pacific will recognize the contributions our employees made in times of war. On land, at sea and in the air, at home and abroad, the company, its people, its resources, its ingenuity and expertise were needed,” said Fred Green, Canadian Pacific President and CEO. “These brave men and women are a legacy and an inspiration, as are those 44 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 33,000 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 transatlantic delivery of bombers to Britain.
The tradition of service continues today, 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 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 recognized at CP’s Remembrance and Veteran’s Day ceremony. Canadian Pacific executives, employees, Police Service officers, pensioners, members of the Canadian Forces Calgary Highlanders Calgary 41st Brigade Group, and the Navy League Cadet Corps will recognize their service at a special ceremony at CP’s Calgary Head Office, next to the Steam Locomotive.