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On April 9th, 2011, two members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base, Gordon Gravelese (RC 5306) and Heather Arnold (TB 4191) had their wedding. Of course, the NEG and AB had to make its impact. Members of the garrison and base who were regularly attending the wedding were asked to bring their kit with them to help make the reception something special for the bride and groom.

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The newly married couple wanted to share their love of Star Wars and costuming, so 15 costumed members were asked to escort the bridal party into the reception. Jedi’s kept the parents of the bride and groom safe. Imperials were on hand to keep the ushers, bridesmaids and groomsmen in line. Darth Vader, with 2 of his best Stormtroopers, were present to help introduce the bride and groom. The presence of the rebels and imperials helped kick off the reception, and make the night a memorable one for everyone involved.

Since the Groom is one of the NEG’s Jango Fetts, the Bride even surprised him with his own Groom’s Cake
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To thank all those who helped out, a $500 donation was made in the name of Alderaan Base and the New England Garrison to the Aleppo Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund.



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