The Sweet Christian Bride

Veteran’s Day Salute

by admin on November 20, 2012 in Ceremony Traditions with No Comments

Many weddings fall on Veteran’s Day weekend due to the Monday that guests will often have free from work.  At the most recent Veteran’s Day wedding I was at, the bride and groom planned a Veteran’s Day Salute at the reception.

Nestled in between grace and toasts, the salute was led by a family member of the bride.  He asked for all the veterans in the room to please stand and then gave a short tribute of gratitude specifically in their honor.

It was such a simple act, but one nonetheless that acknowledged the significance of those who had risked their lives for the sake of our country.  Not only was it touching to see these courageous men and women honored, but it was also refreshing to see the bride and groom keep a healthy perspective about the significance of their wedding in the larger picture of history.  Not to mention, conversation opened up with those veterans about a fascinating and important part of their lives.  A woman at my table had served in the Navy for 6 years, a part of her life which might not have ever come up at a wedding reception were it not for the salute.

By Lindsay

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