November 9, 2007

Ontario’s GO Transit marks Remembrance Day with free travel for veterans

Toronto, Ontario – War veterans are invited to ride for free on Ontario’s GO trains and buses on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11.

“We’re showing our respect and gratitude to veterans by making it easier for them to attend Remembrance Day events and spend time with their loved ones on this important day,” said GO Transit chairman Peter Smith. “This small token of free GO travel is our way of thanking those who sacrificed so much for our country.”

Each veteran can ride free, with one companion, at any time all day on GO Transit on November 11. Veterans should wear or carry something to identify themselves, such as medals or blazers. Immediate family members of deceased veterans may also ride for free by carrying something that identifies their relationship to the deceased veteran, such as an identification card or service papers. During the two-minute silence observed on November 11, GO trains and buses will continue to move, but all non-essential communications will be halted.

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