Long married couples in NY to share celebration - CBS46 News

Long married couples in NY to share celebration

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NEW YORK (AP) -

More than 300 couples who have been married for half a century or more are gathering in Brooklyn to celebrate their love in a special Valentine's Day ceremony.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has thrown the party every year since taking office in 2002.

Couples will dance, eat cake, drink champagne and then kiss as Markowitz officially declares them married forever more. The special celebration will be held at a country club.

Some of those attending will include long-married couples like Fortuno and Maddalena Corso who were married as teenagers in Italy 72 years ago.

Murray and Esther Redlitz of Mill Basin will also attend the celebration. They've been married for 66 years and are both Holocaust survivors.

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