Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II

Posted September 9, 2015

On September 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history with 63 years and 217 days on the throne, surpassing Queen Victoria.

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CSMMI Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

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Posted June 21, 2015

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.

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Vimy Ridge Memorial

Vimy Ridge, France during the sunset ceremony the night before the 90th anniversary rededication of the memorial, April 8, 2007.

Photo By: CSMMI webmaster

Posted April 9, 2015