HILTON HEAD ISLAND—Marriage Day 2017 saluted 74 couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries at St. Francis by the Sea Church. Each couple was blessed during Mass and honored at a reception in the parish family center. Their collective years of marriage totaled 3,684. All anniversaries of more than 60 years were also deemed a milestone.
Phyliss and Bob Bidwell, left, and Marilyn and Jack Young, right, seen here at the reception for couples, families and friends, marked 68 years of holy matrimony. Marriage Day is a celebration of the gift and blessing of marriage and affirms and supports engaged and married couples.