CONNECTICUT COUPLE CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

John and Ann Betar of Connecticut have been married so long they’re receiving global recognition.

As husband and wife, they tied the knot more than 80 years ago, and have now been named the 2013 “longest married couple” in the United States by an organization called Worldwide Marriage Encounter which promotes Christian unions.

The Betars will be presented with the honour and gifts at their granddaughter’s home in Fairfield, Connecticut on Saturday.

John is 101 years old and Ann is 97.  They have five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

(contributions by Associated Press)

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