Honoring the Memories and Sacrifices

St. Louis Gateway Chapter  •  Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge WWII  •  Saint Louis, Missouri

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary has been merged with the Chapter membership effective May 2014 and the ladies will be designated as associate members. Chapter membership dues start with the year 2015.

History of the Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary of the St. Louis Gateway VBOB Chapter was formed in 1993. This was a FIRST in the VBOB National. Millie Knize, founder and organizer of the Auxiliary, shares her memories of how the Chapter and Auxiliary were formed on the Memories of the Past - Hope for Future Generations page. Helen Keilholz succeeded Millie as president. Many of the ladies currently handle the refreshments for Chapter "special" meeting dates.

A Fond Farewell to Millie Knize

It is with gratitude and fondness that we remember Millie Knize who passed away on December 4, 2014. Millie was the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary, serving in that capacity for many years. She also founded the Edward Knize Educational fund, which helped finance the “Everyday Heroes of the Battle of the Bulge” video. Millie was the Editor of this newsletter for seven years before stepping down in 2006.

As an active member of the late Harold Mueller's Educational Speaking Team, Millie visited hundreds of local schools to talk about her experiences on the home front during World War II.

She will be greatly missed.