My sisters daughter had a lovely wedding on Saturday, Jan. 11. The reception was held at Fort Gordon at the Gordon Club. While planning the reception, the first question asked was whether the guests have any problem getting on the post. She was given passes for her guests and assured there would not be a problem.
However, military police officers stationed at Gate 2 refused many guests if passengers in vehicles didnt have picture I.D.s. Even the limousine with the bride and wedding party was held up at the gate because the bride did not have her I.D. on her and the M.P.s were reluctant to let the limousine on post! Family members from out of town were turned away because one elderly person did not have an I.D.
If this had been explained to my sister and her daughter, she would have had this information in the wedding invitations and the wedding programs. This was not in her contract. We understand the need for security on post, but I feel Fort Gordon needs to address this policy if the public is going to be allowed on post.
By the way, the guests who went to Gate 1 had no problem as long as the driver had identification and their pass that was provided. This should not have happened, and put a damper on what should have been a beautiful evening for the bride and groom and their families.
I am writing this in hope that this will not happen to anyone else who may have a private function planned at the post, and that there is better communication between the M.P.s and the Gordon Club so no one else has to feel as badly as my sister and niece have felt over this.
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