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Just in time for Valentines Day, the Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), announces winners of the 2014 'Longest Married Couple Project.'

Harold & Edna Owings of Burbank, CA, have been named this years winners. With their nuptials taking place Nov. 24, 1931, these grandparents of 12 have been married more than 82 years.

Watch Video above of past winning couple.

Ron and Judy Pekny, the United States Ecclesial Team for WWME will honor the winners.

"What a privilege and honor it is to recognize Harold and Edna Owings for their commitment to marriage," said Ron and Judy Pekny, the United States Ecclesial Team for WWME. "We are looking forward to personally recognizing them on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, in their hometown of Burbank," they added.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter created the project to highlight marriage in America and to show young couples that marriage really can go the distance.

"What an inspiration Mr. & Owings are to all of us. They made a commitment to each other 82 years ago and they have kept that commitment over these many years. They truly are a sign of hope to us all," the Peknys said.

State winners from across the country will be presented certificates of achievement and other recognitions by Worldwide Marriage Encounter couples during Valentine's week.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been offering weekend experiences for over 45 years and is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program.

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