70 YEARS OF LADIES AUXILIARY IN COLDWATER

On Sunday May 6, the day that the Coldwater Branch is holding its elections, our Ladies Auxiliary are celebrating the 70th anniversary of receiving its charter. Indeed, this represents 70 years of outstanding, dedicated service to the branch and to the Coldwater community. Official documentation about the early years of the organization is scarce, but thanks to a few articles penned by original charter members we get a glimpse into some of their activities. Early on in the development of the Royal Canadian Legion, wives, mothers and sisters of Service men were not allowed to join the Legion, but they were eligible to be members of a Ladies Auxiliary. So it was that on February 10, 1948, a

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