DECORATION DAY 2019

The Decoration Day Service for the Coldwater Cemetery was held on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Under a warm, shining sun, dozens of people showed-up to take part in the outdoor service, decorate graves, and pay respect to their deceased loved ones. Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater provided a Colour Party for the event, while bugler Paul Bolyea and the Huronia Harmonizers offered musical support. This year we had the pleasure of having two members of 724 "Midland Lions" Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, Warrant Officer 2nd Class Michael Bennett, as piper, and Flight Sergeant Holden Cunningham on drums. The Service was officiated by Reverend Captain Ron McLean. Tea was pro

COMMEMORATION OF D-DAY

On June 6, 2019, members of the Coldwater Branch marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings by Canadian and Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Flags at the Branch and at the Cenotaph were lowered to half-mast for the day and members laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in memory of the young Canadians who took part in the greatest seaborne invasion of all time and in the long struggle that followed to push back German forces out of occupied France. Earlier in the week, a special presentation was made to the branch by three Airborne forces veterans of the branch, who donated a print of a painting commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and supporting

HONOURS & AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater and the branch's Ladies Auxiliary held a joint Honours & Awards banquet on Sunday June 2, 2019. Legion Service pins, Certificates of Appreciation & Merit, Past Office Medals and Branch Service Medals were presented to deserving members of the branch and the Ladies Auxiliary, as well as to some members of the community. The event also included the announcement of the winners of the Legion's (Ontario Command) very first Seniors Literary Competition and the presentation of awards in the Poetry, Essay, Short Story, and Memoir categories. Congratulations to winners and participants of the competition, and to all honours and award recipients! The event

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