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Wwme Longest Married Couple Project Enters Second Decade And Now Accepting Nominations
"It has truly been an honor and privilege over the past 10 years to recognize couples whose marriages have been 80 years or longer," said Dick and Diane Baumbach and Fr. Dick Morse, WWME Longest Married Couple Project coordinators. "We, along with the WWME national leadership team of Tony & Sue Morris and Fr. Tom Ogg, look forward to being with this year's national winners as we honor them."
What began as a simple idea to acknowledge couples whose marriages have gone the distance has been so rewarding to WWME couples across the country as they also honor winning couples from each of the 50 states along with U.S. territories.
"Another great benefit of the LMC project has been the national, state and local news media recognition of the national and state winners," Baumbach said.
Over the past 10 years the state winners have also been recognized for their longest marriages. There have been over 2600 couples nominated for the honors since the project began. Both national and state winners of the LMC project are selected solely from nominations submitted.
The national and state winners will be recognized in October of this year.
"Last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to recognize in person the national winners, but we believe that this year we will return to the original way of honoring the national and state winners in person" the coordinators said.
Nominations, which are open to all husband and wife couples regardless of religious affiliation, may be submitted online at wwme.org or by email, regular mail or calling a special phone number.
The contact information for sending in a nomination, which simply requires the name of the couple, their wedding date and where they currently reside- plus a contact phone or email address of the individual nominating the couple, is as follows: email dick.diane.baumbach@
Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples the opportunity to spend time together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other. WWME offers tools for building and maintaining a strong, Christian marriage in today's world. To learn more about the Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends online, go to wwme.org (http://www.wwme.org/
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