Worldwide Marriage Encounter's Longest Married Couple Project Nomination Process Begins June 1, 202
"We want to make sure that all nominees are safe and secure during this unprecedented time and we are hoping that the actual presentations and recognition of the national and state winners will not have to be virtual presentations, as they were for the 2020 winners," said Dick & Diane Baumbach, coordinators of the LMC project.
This is the 11th year for the project and nominations are received from all over the country. Normally the national and state winners are recognized and personally honored in June, but because of the high impact medically on all age groups due to the coronavirus, it was decided that the recognition period will be in October this year, the coordinators said.
"We are hopeful that the effects of the coronavirus will be behind us and that there will be little or no medical danger to the national and state winners when they are personally honored. We realized, as we made this decision, that many of the honorees are married 70 to 80 years and thus their ages are in the 90s and 100s." the coordinators said.
The WWME national leadership team, Tony & Sue Morris and Fr. Tom Ogg, will conduct the national recognition of the Longest Married Couple during the new time frame.
The project honors one couple as national winners and winners from each of the 50 states and U.S. territories.
The project was created 11 years ago to yearly honor the commitment of married couples and to give hope to younger couples- that they can have long and lasting marriages, the coordinators said. "You can go to wwme.org (http://www.wwme.org/
The information for sending in a nomination requires the name of the couple, their wedding date and what city and state they reside in, while the nominator also needs to include their name plus a phone number or email address so they can be contacted if their nominee is a national or state winner. Upon determination of the winners, initial contact is made by WWME with nominators only.
The nomination information may be submitted by one of the following ways: at www.wwme.org, or email dickanddiane66@
Dick & Diane Baumbach