Fifty years. Five decades, Half a Century. No matter how you say it, it's a big deal. In 2015, the Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI), celebrates reaching this milestone. From humble beginnings in 1965, our two founders Harvey Mitchell and Don Barnett, felt there was a need for this organization, and together with sixteen other charter members met in Milton for the first official meeting. You can get an account of those early days and the development of the CSMMI through an article by Don Barnett called Some Early Memories posted under the About/History section. Today, the Society continues to be strong with a membership base that spans Canada and extends into the USA and overseas.