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Remembrance Day

Canadian Pacific (CP) will pay tribute to all veterans who courageously answer the call of duty, and to the more than 33,000 CP employees who served in the last century's wars and conflicts, at its annual Remembrance and Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2020. 

In 2020 CP streamed a private ceremony in place of a public gathering to respect COVID-19 protocols, as set forth by Alberta Health Services. CP invites viewers to watch the ceremony virtually 

The ceremony continues the company's annual tradition of honouring veterans at CP's Memorial Square, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.  Though the ceremony is pared down, many important elements will still be incorporated, including the CP locomotive whistle sounding at 11:01 a.m. local time, and across the network where safe to do so, to start a moment of silence. Flags on CP property in Canada will be lowered to half-mast in honour of their service.

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. CP received the 2020 Gold Military Friendly designation for the second year in a row, in support of its Veteran Management Trainee program. To learn more about the program, click here.