Happily Ever After for Heroes Military Wedding Giveaway Contest

Cathedral of the Pines gives back to the brave men and women who serve this great nation.

As part of our ongoing mission to honor the men and women who have committed to protect and serve our nation the Cathedral of the Pines, a nationally recognized war memorial, has teamed up with several local vendors to give one deserving veteran, active duty or reserve member of the U.S. Armed Forces a free “Happily Ever After for Heroes” wedding package. 

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The chance to win is open to members of all branches of the United State Military — Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard with New Hampshire residency.  In order to be awarded the wedding package, individuals should visit www.Cathedralofthepines.org/heroeswedding where they can submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining why they should be chosen to receive our wedding giveaway package along with a photo or video. 


Nominations may be submitted until February 4, 2017.  

Three finalists will be chosen and profiled on www.cathedralofthepines.org and related social media pages. The winner will be notified on February 14th and announced on the Cathedral of the Pines website and Facebook page. The wedding will take place in the main Sanctuary at the Altar of the Nation at the Cathedral of the Pines on May 27, 2017.  Couples submitting entries must be available and willing to have their wedding ceremony on May 27th.  

Confirmed partners currently include:

All couples not selected as the winners of the “Happily Ever After for Heroes”  wedding give away are eligible for a 10% discount off of any and all services and products sold at the Cathedral of the Pines.  This 10% discount will also be offered to all active duty, reserve and veterans of the U.S. armed forces to thank them for their service to our country. 

 For more information please contact Angela Wiltz at (603) 899-3300 or email angela@cathedralofthepines.org  

Our Mission


The Cathedral of the Pines is a nationally recognized memorial dedicated to the memory and honor of all Americans who serve the nation. In search of peace we are open to the public as a place of spiritual, cultural, and environmental appreciation.



As a thriving center for gatherings in New Hampshire’s historic Monadnock region, Cathedral of the Pines serves as host to people from both our local community and across the world as they participate in a wide-range of events and activities that complement the Cathedral’s mission.


Cathedral of the Pines is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  To maintain the grounds and remain operational, the Cathedral of the Pines relies upon the generous donations from visitors and patrons.

Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated.


Situated on a hilltop with a panoramic view of historic Mount Monadnock, the Cathedral of the Pines is a breathtaking open-air cathedral and meeting space on 236 acres of pristine New Hampshire forest. Our grounds are home to many historic monuments erected to honor the brave American men and women—both military and civilian who have served our country.

We welcome visitors from all over the world to participate in our events, to explore our extraordinary sanctuary grounds, meditate in our outdoor chapels and gardens, and to learn our history.

cibyl doug sloan 600 400FOUNDING INSPIRATION

As a B-17 bomber pilot in World War II, Second Lieutenant Sanderson (Sandy) Sloane made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when his plane was shot down over Germany in 1944.  To honor their beloved son and all the men and women who gave their lives in service to this great nation, Sibyl and Douglas Sloane III founded the Cathedral of the Pines the following year.

At that time Dr. and Mrs. Sloane envisioned a place where people of all faiths would come together in the spirit of unity and mutual respect. It was their the hope that interfaith understanding and appreciation would help pave the way to world peace.

In the 21st century the Cathedral of the Pines continues to honor the Sloane’s dream of a “cathedral without borders” with activities and events that celebrate their original vision.



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