Louisiana Family Forum is accepting nominations for “Louisiana’s Top 10 Longest Married Couples” to honor their lasting commitment to marriage and family.
The Top 10 Longest Married Couples will receive an Official Statement of Special Recognition from the Governor’s office and will be entered into the LFF “Marriage Hall of Fame.”
“We look forward to sharing incredible stories of faithfulness in an age when so many couples often lose hope for their marriage and need a real life example to encourage their journey,” Gene Mills, President of Louisiana Family Forum, said.
LFF honors Louisiana’s longest married couple annually during National Marriage Week USA, Feb. 7th-14th, which is an effort “to strengthen individual marriages, reduce divorce, and build a marriage culture.”
“LFF celebrates life-long marriage and hopes to encourage Louisiana residents that love can last a lifetime,” Mills said.
In 2013, Norman and Norma Burmah of Marksville were honored for a second year in a row as Louisiana’s longest married couple at 82 years. The Burmahs still hold the “Louisiana’s Longest Married Couple” claim at 83 years! Last year, the Burmahs were also identified as the Longest Married Couple in the U.S.
Entries for couples married over 70 years must be submitted before February 7, 2014, by sending their contact information and wedding date to [email protected]. For more information, please call the LFF office at 800-606-6470.