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What is the correct protocol for military weddings?  
As with other military ceremonies, military weddings are rich in tradition. It is a formal affair, with military personnel in dress uniform and commanding officers seated according to rank. One of the most memorable traditions is the "crossed sabers," also known as the "arch of sabers." It is tradition for the bride and groom to walk through the arch of swords, formed by an honor guard made up of members of the military who would normally wear a sword or saber when in dress uniform. This is meant to ensure the couple’s safe transition into their new life together. Contact the chaplain in your military community for more information on military weddings. There are also a variety of books available on military protocol and resources on the Internet.
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